troubleshooting Question

Need settings to convert SQL Data File to Pipe delimited during export.

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Using SQL Server Management Studio v17.4

I have a SQL query that I need to export to my desktop using this command:

:OUT C:\Users\bedward1\Desktop\Encount3_test_RunDt_20190415.txt

I am in SQLCMD mode and I have the Query Options set to:
                       Output Format:  Custom delimiter
                       Custom Delimiter:  |

However, my result when I open them in Notepad are full of blank spaces.  Every row in the file takes up multiple rows due to large white spaces.

Can someone direct me to whatever settings I do not have correct?

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