After I ftp into the SEC Edgar site (ftp.sec.gov) I am able to pull the appropriate financial statements (i.e., 10-k, 10-q, 8-k, etc.) onto my local computer. However, when I go to open these files, I can't seem to make much sense of them. There are large parts of the files which look like garbage. These parts usually occur after the following tag: begin 644 Financial_Report.xls. This looks like it corresponds to the an excel file that for some reason is then embedded into the xbrl.
Am I grabbing the right files and am I looking at them correctly?
As an example, one of the 8-k's that I grabbed was the following (you can paste this into a browser) and if you go halfway down, there's quite a bit of garbage there.