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Word columns to Excel Columns

I need to transfer hundred of pages of 2 column text from Word to Excel into 2 side by side columns.   The look would be exactly the same, but how can this be done?

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ajaikumarrCommented:
Hai,

Check this article... The exact thing which you required.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1618988,00.asp

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Ajai
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ajaikumarrCommented:
Hai,

Or you can drag the columns in word and then drop it on excel will do.

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Ajai
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tosh9iiiCommented:
Copy and Paste it, after that, there should be a small clipboard near the bottom right of the data, click on it and select "Match destination formatting"
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lehman6676Author Commented:
The problem is that my data is not in a table and not physically columnar data.  It is sequential data which is formatted on the screen as columns.  That's where I'm having trouble.  I want the same look in Excel as in Word, but the internal format has to change along the way from sequential text to columnar text.  I can write a vb program to do it, but I was hoping there was an easier way.

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nomi17Commented:
In your word doc, is the data merely separated with a tab to create the look of columns?
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lehman6676Author Commented:
No.  I just set up the page to be viewed and printed as columns.  It happens to be that the columns line up exactly so that the side by side text is related.  That's not typically the case with regular columns such as a magazine article.

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Jeroen RosinkCommented:
you might think about using another texteditor as workaround.
in textpad you can select data in blockmode (http://www.textpad.com)

so if you copy the data from word into textpad and you turn on the select block mode option you are able to select the column of data you need and then copy it and past it into excel.
do this also for the other column.

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nomi17Commented:
You could try to save the word doc as a plain TXT doc, the open the word doc in excel.  You will then
get the Text Import Wizard dialog box to identify coma or delimited or fixed width.  This may allow you
 to separate your data in this fashion.
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motaz_mohamedCommented:
1) Copy the data from your Word document.
2) In Excel choose Edit > Pate Special and then choose Text
3) One of two things will happen:
    a) Either the data will be pasted correctly in colums, then you will not need to do any further steps.
    b) All of the data will be pasted in the first column. In this case choose Data > Text to Columns and follow the wizard to convert your text from a single column to the desired columns.
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EtircetCommented:
Are you able to convert the word data to table?  If so you shouldn't have a problem copy and pasting the table into excel in the same format.
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with no points refunded (of 500)

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