Hi and welcome to the forum.
It sounds like the .rpt file is one of those files that is either compressed or contains controls codes that a reader program interprets so that you can see the content properly. Crystal Reports writes .rpt files like this too.
If this is your software ([url="http://downloads.rjssoftware.com/docs/winview/winview400.htm"]Winview reader manual[/url]), I don't think you'll have much success.
I do see that they make a [url="http://wiki.rjssoftware.com/wiki/index.php/ASCII/ANSI/TXT/PRN_Report_Converter/400"]file converter[/url], so if you can get the party that supplied you with the .rpt file to run that and then send ASCII output, you'll be on your way.
Alternatively I see that you can search (Edit, Find) then copy the search results to Excel or what have you, like Notepad. If you can search for a wildcard and get everything in the search results, then you'll be OK.
Hopefully this will work out for you one way or another.
Thanks for your responses.
I feared there would be a problem. I could request a new file from the source, but it would take weeks I have some time constraints.
I also considered and tried printing to file from the reader, then planned to import to Monarch. However, the file is huge and it was taking a long time. I may have had it set up incorrectly though. Seems like my best option, so I'll try again.
Thanks again for your help!