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Posted on 2015-01-08
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Hello,

Need import text from my legacy system into excel.
Working fine if is no "enters" between lines. Everything is paste in one row.
Not working if "enters" exist, text is pasted into multiple rows.
Is any way to drop "enters" during paste process and get everything in one row even if source text  has "enter" spots in it ?

thanks a lot

henry
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by:FarWest
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are you using manual copy & paste?
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by:Norie
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How are you currently importing the data into Excel?
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by:CoSmismgr
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Quick answer: No
You would have to edit the source data to remove the new line commands.
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by:henryk123
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Yes, I'm using copy and paste.
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by:KnightsReign
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You may want to try doing a find and replace after dates or names for example with a "comma" then you import the file in Excel as a comma delineated file.  This will separate your file and place the data into individual cells.

10-01-15, last name, first name,

Hope this helps.
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you can download notepad++ and use it to open the file, then remove Carriage Return (CR)
later you can use macro in NotePad++ to automate this task
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by:henryk123
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Please see attached file.

Any way to build macro and get final result ?

h.
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by:Let's Go
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No file attached?
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by:henryk123
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Here you go, sorry....
test.xlsx
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by:aikimark
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are you pasting single rows at a time or multiple rows at a time?

It would be helpful if you shared a representative sample of data that doesn't paste correctly.
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