Saving Tables in Excel Format

Is there a way to save a table/frame as an Excel spreadsheet? When you just copy and paste a frame, each column in the tables appears on a separate row, i.e. the information that is going across in the table/frame,       cascades DOWN in Excel or any other word processing        application. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
umarwadiaAsked:
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jledererCommented:
You will need MS Word with Internet Assistant (free at the Microsoft Web site) and Excel.

1. Capture the HTML source for the table and save in file with .htm extention.

2. Open up this file with MS Word as HTML document. The HTML table should now be a Word Table.

3. Copy the table (highlight with mouse, right click mouse and select copy command).

4. Open Excel and start a new worksheet. Paste the table into worksheet.


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umarwadiaAuthor Commented:
The source has a suffix of CGI and does not allow saving
in an HTML format. If I save it with an HTM suffix, It
does not come up as a Word table in MS-Word.

I'd appreciate your comments.
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jledererCommented:
In your browser, view the source and save that as an HTM file ( not the source that generated the web output).
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umarwadiaAuthor Commented:
I apologize for being daft.  In Netscape, I use VIEW DOCUMENT
SOURCE and then CNTRL-C to cut it.  I paste the source in
Word and save it as HTM document.  When I reopen it as an HTM
document, all I see is the source code I pasted.  Again, I
thank you for your help.  I do not follow your comment view the source and save that as an HTM file ( not the source that
generated the web output).  Isn't the HTML source what's generating the output?
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jledererCommented:
You must install Internet Assistant (an add on to MS Word 6.0 or MS Word 95) for this to work. YOU MUST SAVE THE BROWSER SOURCE AS AN HTML FILE. (Just copy it from the Browser view source window and paste into a Notepad window and save as an HTM file, this will preserve the html tags).

When you open  an HTM or HTML document file in MS Word, the html tags are turned into MS Word formatting. This means the table tags (<table>, <th>, <tr>, <td>, etc.) are used to create an MS Word table.

Copy this table from MS Word and paste it into an Excel worksheet.
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