Excel.Tips.Net: How to Create CSV Files

By Allen Wyatt for Excel.Tips.Net

How to Create CSV Files

CSV is one of those over-abundant computer acronyms. It means “comma-separated values.” It refers to a type of file that is often used for transferring simple data from one program to another. In the file, each value is separated by a comma. The importing program knows that when it sees a comma, it can toss it out but it needs to get ready to accept a new value.

If you have information in Excel that you want to get into a different data-oriented program, chances are good that the other program will accept CSV files. In order to save your workbook data in CSV format, follow these steps:

1. Display the Save As dialog box. (In Excel 2007 click the Office button and then click Save As. In Excel 2010 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Save As.)

2. In the Save As Type drop-down list at the bottom of the dialog box, choose the CSV (Comma delimited) option.

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