Import/Export Text Files

 

Import | Export

This article describes how to import or export text files. Text files can be comma separated (.csv) or tab separated (.txt)

Import

To import text files, execute the following steps.

1. On the File tab, click Open.

2. Select Text Files from the drop-down list.

Import Text File

3a. To import a .csv file, select the .csv file and click Open. That's all.

3b. To import a .txt file, select the .txt file and click Open. Excel launches the Text Import Wizard.

4. Choose Delimited and click Next.

Text Import Wizard - Step 1 of 3

5. Clear all the check boxes under Delimiters except for the Tab check box and click Next.

Text Import Wizard - Step 2 of 3

6. Click Finish.

Text Import Wizard - Step 3 of 3

Result:

Excel File

Export

To export text files, execute the following steps.

1. Open an Excel file.

2. On the File tab, click Save As.

3. Select Text (Tab delimited) or CSV (Comma delimited) from the drop-down list.

Export Text File

4. Click Save.

Result. A .csv file (comma separated) or a .txt file (tab separated).

Csv File Txt File