[thelist] Stupid Hack in Winblowz for CSV Delimiters

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Thu Mar 1 11:02:03 CST 2007

> So you can no longer open a new Excel Worksheet, and do Data -> Get
> External Data -> Import Text File... ?
> Or rename your CSV file TXT and open it in Excel the normal way?
> (Rename because if your values aren't separated by commas, it
> shouldn't be a CSV.  I'm sure there's a clue there somewhere!)
> I don't know, I don't have Excel 2003.  Have they really removed these
> two methods?

both still exist and work fine (Excel 2003 on WinXP)

also, the 'text to columns' under 'data' allows you to choose a
delimiter on the fly, as it always has. not sure what Chris was trying
to accomplish, but it seems like there might have been an easier way.


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