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Parsing text in a single cell into multiple cells

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Parsing text in a single cell into multiple cells Reply with quote

Can anyone describe how to parse text from a multiple word cell into individual cells short of cutting & pasting each word by hand?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Parsing text in a single cell into multiple cells Reply with quote

Frillibet wrote:
Can anyone describe how to parse text from a multiple word cell into individual cells short of cutting & pasting each word by hand?


If, by "parse", you simply mean to set each word into a separate cell, then you can do a search and replace to replace the space between each word with a comma, then save as a CSV file. Be sure to work on a copy of the original. Load the CSV file into Calc.

The plain tex editor Metapad will do that for you, or you can use CSVed.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:40 am    Post subject: Parsing text Reply with quote

Thank you, David. It worked.
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