Is there a way to move simple data from Microsoft Excel to a CSV file and the move back?

Is there a way to move simple data from Microsoft Excel to a CSV file and then move back? It is two columns with two words in each column.
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ProfessorJimJamCommented:
you can simple save as the file and select the Csv from the dropdown of file format and then it will be saved as CSV file.

and vise verse Excel can open CSV files.
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pubbuddyAuthor Commented:
In the, original, Excel file I had to expand the column widths. When it gets In CSV it reverts back to the original column width which hides much of the text. If I alter it in the CSV file and save, when I re-access the CSV file, the column adjustments weren't saved.
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
CSV doesn't support column width, it is purely Comma Separated Values, ie a string of values with commas between each individual value.

When Excel opens a CSV file it sets the column widths to the Standard Default column width, usually 8.43Pt unless the default settings have been amended.

Thanks
Rob H
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