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Excel - save as txt, tab delimited

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I'm trying to save an Excel spreadsheet as tab delimited. See attached .xls file.

When I save it as txt (tab delimited), if breaks each row into two lines. See attached .txt file

Why? I want just ONE line for each row.

I'm using Excel 2003.

prospects-work-sanitized.xls
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Wow you should really delete this post and sanitize your attachments.

I now have Full name / email / physical address / phone number / place of work / job title for like 50 people.

Luckily for them I am beyond the days where I would use that maliciously.
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If these are clients of yours, and they find out you posted this.... well they probably won't be your clients for much longer.
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Wow more like 300 people...
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by:Richard Korts
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Inadvertently posted files with email addresses
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by:Richard Korts
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Yes, I see that now but EE won't let me just delete it, I just tried.
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You gotta admit, the EE mods are on top of their game, no doubt about it.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
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The txt file has line breaks because column D in your source file has line break characters in the cell contents. This will affect the CSV, of course.

Insert a new column before E and enter

=clean(D1)

copy down, then copy the new column, Paste over column D, using Paste Special - Values. Delete the helper column and export to CSV

cheers, teylyn
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by:Richard Korts
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To teylyn:

Thanks so much for BOTH.

I want to award you the points, but it won;t let me because I requested attention or tried to delete.
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I'll object to the request to delete, then a moderator will release the question. I can't do that.
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