dumb question, save as .csv



  • Hi, I have my .txt file and would like to save it / convert it to a .csv file.
    How do I do this?

    Thanks,

    Dave



  • Hello David-Bandey,

    csv stands for comma separated values but one must define
    where to put the commas, so there is no conversion possible
    without defining rules where to put the comma.

    Assuming there is a text like

    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
    

    You can, for example, decide to split the text into

    Do the right thing.
    

    and

    It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
    

    then you would put the comma after the first sentence but you can
    also decide to split it in three parts then you might possibly choose

    Do the right thing.
    It will gratify some people 
    and astonish the rest.
    

    which would mean you have to set the first comma after the first sentence
    and the second comma after the word people.

    So you see there isn’t a one and only way to do this.
    If you can provide as a sample text then we might be able to offer
    some possible solutions.

    Cheers
    Claudia


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