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Add a sheet to an Excel file created with Notepad?

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Sounds crazy, but a colleague told me one can make a spreadsheet from text data by using tab delineation instead of comma (CSV).  I have a circumstance it which it would be better to produce a tab separated file instead of CSV and then just rename it ".XLS".  I tried it, and it works just fine!  

However, I need to have more than one sheet in the Excel file.  Is there a command that I can put into the text file to cause the data that follows it to be on a new sheet?
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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Mike,

Even though you changed the extension to ".XLS", Excel will still recognize it as being a tab-delimited text file and treat it accordingly. As such, there is no way to have multiple sheets with a file created this way.

Wayne
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I was afraid of that.  At least the TSV is more convenient for my purpose than CSV, which has the same limit.  Thanks Wayne.
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