RE: Converting text into tables

Subject: RE: Converting text into tables
From: Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>
To: "'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 15:50:56 -0400

If you have Word, then you most likely also have Excel. Open the text file
in Excel, and when you're asked for the Original Data Type, click
fixed-width. You can then delineate the columns visually, and after all is
said and done you can copy everything back into Word with a simple copy and

Emru Townsend, Information Developer | etownsen -at- softimage -dot- com
Softimage, Inc.
Personal page:
Recent musings:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Hanson [mailto:PHanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com]
> I have a text file of a directory that is 42 pages long. The following
> is a sample of the data I'm working with:
> 000#0001 Standard HELP Phrases
> 01/04/95 FFTAS400
> <snip>
> I'm familiar with converting text to tables using Word if you have a
> separator, but in this case, there is nothing to separate the columns.
> Is there a way to take this information and put it into Word with the
> above four columns and to add a fifth column for a date formatted as
> 09/12/2000. I need this column so I can sort by it. I tried
> copying and
> pasting my .txt file into Excel, but it put everything in one column
> (A). I'm trying to avoid manual manipulation, but that's the way I'm
> heading.

Previous by Author: RE: Clip art resources
Next by Author: RE: QUERY/RANT: Little Word/Acrobrat idiosyncracy... or three
Previous by Thread: RE: Converting text into tables
Next by Thread: Re: Converting text into tables

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads