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  • Option A – Desktop software for Windows which provides electronic data entry forms similar to the paper forms.  We recommend this option for most users who have application or sales data to report.  Option A now includes the third-party file validation functionality that was formerly part of Option C.  Use this option to check whether your ASCII text files meet our PRL Text File Specifications.

  • Option B – A desktop application that requires Microsoft Excel on Windows.  This option is recommended for users of Excel , but does require some additional configuration.

  • Options D & O – Formatted Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with none of the features provided by Option B.  This option is recommended for users having difficulty installing Option B, Macintosh users of Excel, and users of the 64-bit version of Excel.  Option O is similar to Option D, but may be used with an “Excel-compatible” spreadsheet program, such as Apple’s Numbers or’s Calc.