search for a word in csv file

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Subject: search for a word in csv file
Posted by:  cgkuhle
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006

I am frequently emailed files which are csv files.  I can open them in MS
Excel 2003 fine.  I always save these files on disk from the email (save
attachments).  Therefore, the files save as .csv files.  Windows (XP) file
search will not find specific words unless I open EVERY file in Excel, then
save it as a worksheet.  This would take far too long.

Can someone tell me how to search for a specific word in the various files
in the directory?  Alternatively, can someone tell me how to convert a large
number of files from .csv to .xls without opening each one and using "Save