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Export data from excel to a space delimited file

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I have a spreadsheet that I have adjusted the column widths to prepare the file to be space delimited.

If I save the file as prn file it wraps the text to the line below and this is due to the prn file limitation of 240 characters.

This is what I need the column widths to be to create a space delimited file.

Field      Start      column width
1      1      3
2      4      9
3      13      9
4      22      50
5      72      50
6      122      1
7      123      9
8      132      9
9      141      9
10      150      9
11      159      9
12      168      2
13      170      5
14      175      2
15      177      2
16      179      4
17      183      15
18      198      1
19      199      1
20      200      1
21      201      2
22      203      20
23      223      6
24      229      9
25      238      1
26      239      1
27      240      1
28      241      1
29      242      1
30      243      1
31      244      1
32      245      1
33      246      1


Each column can have either character or numbers in but not exceeding the column widths.

I tried a script Microsoft provide on their website at the following address but it then put field 2 start at position 5.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249885

I have attached my original xlsx and the prn file.

Thanks

Luke
test.xlsx
test.prn
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Perhaps you could export as comma delimited file, open it in MS word, replace all',' with single space or double space.
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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Try changing:

delimiter = " "

to:

delimiter = ""

It looks like the script inserts a space between columns which you don't want.

~bp
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