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Old February 10th 05, 10:29 PM
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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, 10:45 PM
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Just do File / Open in Excel and and change Filetype to *All*. Select your
notepad file and when the wizard kicks in choose 'Delimited' and select
Space as delimiter. Done.

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"JP" wrote in message
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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, 10:47 PM
Peo Sjoblom
 
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If you can't see your posts, get a newsreader, this is the 5th time you post
the same question
Open the text file directly from excel and you can import all columns
(unless they are more than 256)

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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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