Re: How do I create a "fixed-width" datafile?



Alex,

I think Dave's solution is what you need. There's a section on fixed-length
text files at http://www.smokeylake.com/excel/textfiles.htm that may help.

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Earl Kiosterud
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"Alex K" <Alex K@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Dave,
>
> Thank you for responding. I do need to save the file as a "fixed field".
> the .prn option saves it as a "space" delimited file.
>
> Know how to get it into a "fixed field" format?
> I have about 30 columns of data with 2-35 characters per cell. And about
> 2000 rows.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Alex
>
> "Dave Peterson" wrote:
>
>> If you don't have too long a line (no more than 240 characters per line),
>> try
>> saving a copy of your workbook as a .prn file.
>>
>> Look in the Save As Type box:
>> Formatted Text (Space delimited)(*.prn)
>>
>> I like to change to Courier New font and resize the columns the way I
>> like.
>>
>> Alex K wrote:
>> >
>> > I need to create a fixed-width file from an Excel .xls file to import
>> > into my
>> > FedEx shipping software.
>> >
>> > How may I save or convert my file into a fixed field datafile?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> >
>> > Alex
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dave Peterson
>>


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