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Old February 10th 05, 09:11 PM
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Default How do i copy columns of data in notepad into microsoft excel?

I have a several large columns of data stored in notepad. The columns are all
next to each other. I need to put column 1 in column A in excel and column 2
into column B in excel etc. Copy and paste does not work. I can’t just
highlight one column I end up highlighting all 6 columns! If a just copy a
paste all the data, the entire data just goes into column A of excel, and I
can not perform any excel functions on the data. HELP! This is extremely
annoying, I am beginning to think the only way is to copy each bit of data by
hand into excel, but there over 1000 items!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old February 10th 05, 11:30 PM
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I'd copy|paste into one column. Then Data|text to columns and ignore the last 5
columns.)

Or the file|open (and use the text to columns wizard there.)

Just like Steven and Peo suggested, but there's another option.

Copy and paste into MSWord. (Maybe change the font to Courier New to see the
column better.)

Then select that column using the mouse while holding the Alt-key.

Then copy|paste into your column in excel.

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There are other text editors that allow you to copy columns. I use UltraEdit
and it allows this.

http://www.ultraedit.com

(They offer an evaluation copy for download.)


Jason wrote:

I have a several large columns of data stored in notepad. The columns are all
next to each other. I need to put column 1 in column A in excel and column 2
into column B in excel etc. Copy and paste does not work. I can’t just
highlight one column I end up highlighting all 6 columns! If a just copy a
paste all the data, the entire data just goes into column A of excel, and I
can not perform any excel functions on the data. HELP! This is extremely
annoying, I am beginning to think the only way is to copy each bit of data by
hand into excel, but there over 1000 items!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old February 11th 05, 03:44 AM
Earl Kiosterud
 
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Dave,

If you're using a fixed-width typeface in Word and dragging with the Alt key
to select columns, then you'd be getting the equivalent of fixed-width
parsing, like in the Text Import Wizard in Excel - fixed width. I think.
Wouldn't you? The advantage there is that you wouldn't have to set it all
up manually each time such a file is to be read. You could either record it
in a macro, or use the text import (Data - External data - etc.), and just
refresh it.

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"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
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I'd copy|paste into one column. Then Data|text to columns and ignore the
last 5
columns.)

Or the file|open (and use the text to columns wizard there.)

Just like Steven and Peo suggested, but there's another option.

Copy and paste into MSWord. (Maybe change the font to Courier New to see
the
column better.)

Then select that column using the mouse while holding the Alt-key.

Then copy|paste into your column in excel.

===
There are other text editors that allow you to copy columns. I use
UltraEdit
and it allows this.

http://www.ultraedit.com

(They offer an evaluation copy for download.)


Jason wrote:

I have a several large columns of data stored in notepad. The columns are
all
next to each other. I need to put column 1 in column A in excel and
column 2
into column B in excel etc. Copy and paste does not work. I can?Tt just
highlight one column I end up highlighting all 6 columns! If a just copy
a
paste all the data, the entire data just goes into column A of excel, and
I
can not perform any excel functions on the data. HELP! This is extremely
annoying, I am beginning to think the only way is to copy each bit of
data by
hand into excel, but there over 1000 items!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


--

Dave Peterson



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Old February 12th 05, 02:04 AM
Dave Peterson
 
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Yep. I agree with you. I was just trying to add another option.

And I thought I'd share that alt-key select in MSWord. (I think it's a neat,
but not well-known, feature.)

Earl Kiosterud wrote:

Dave,

If you're using a fixed-width typeface in Word and dragging with the Alt key
to select columns, then you'd be getting the equivalent of fixed-width
parsing, like in the Text Import Wizard in Excel - fixed width. I think.
Wouldn't you? The advantage there is that you wouldn't have to set it all
up manually each time such a file is to be read. You could either record it
in a macro, or use the text import (Data - External data - etc.), and just
refresh it.

--
Earl Kiosterud
mvpearl omitthisword at verizon period net
-------------------------------------------

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
I'd copy|paste into one column. Then Data|text to columns and ignore the
last 5
columns.)

Or the file|open (and use the text to columns wizard there.)

Just like Steven and Peo suggested, but there's another option.

Copy and paste into MSWord. (Maybe change the font to Courier New to see
the
column better.)

Then select that column using the mouse while holding the Alt-key.

Then copy|paste into your column in excel.

===
There are other text editors that allow you to copy columns. I use
UltraEdit
and it allows this.

http://www.ultraedit.com

(They offer an evaluation copy for download.)


Jason wrote:

I have a several large columns of data stored in notepad. The columns are
all
next to each other. I need to put column 1 in column A in excel and
column 2
into column B in excel etc. Copy and paste does not work. I can?Tt just
highlight one column I end up highlighting all 6 columns! If a just copy
a
paste all the data, the entire data just goes into column A of excel, and
I
can not perform any excel functions on the data. HELP! This is extremely
annoying, I am beginning to think the only way is to copy each bit of
data by
hand into excel, but there over 1000 items!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


--

Dave Peterson


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Dave Peterson


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