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How do I save to a text file in Excel 2011?

I'm on a mac. A colleague sent me an Excel file (.xls) which I looked at in Excel 2011. It looks fine. I would like to save the file in some sort of text format, so that I can open Terminal and look at it in less. I realize that the columns won't align nicely, that's fine. What I don't want are all the weird characters that show up (from differently formatted line endings, etc). I've tried saving as "Tab delimited text," but that has the problem with the line endings. Which format should I use?
posted by bluefly on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Make Excel stop babysitting me.

Excel is treating me like a child because it thinks I can't tell the difference between .csv and .xlsx. It's wasting my time. Help? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Dec 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Excel Short cut Question

Excelfilter: This may be a long shot, but..... Is there a quick way of formatting a table to group like records under a single heading? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Jul 29, 2010 - 14 answers

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I need a custom number format for Excel that only gives me a decimal when I need it. [more inside]
posted by lou on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Show me how Excel can sort numbers and text in the order I want

Any Excel gurus in the room? I have an Excel spreadsheet with over 800 rows of data. Each row begins with a number (like 0001), and some have letters after the numbers (like 0001a). The Sort function doesn’t sort the way I’d like it to. [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I conditionally format an entire row in Excel based upon the data in one of the columns in that row?

How can I conditionally format an entire row in Excel 2007 based upon the contents of a particular column in that row? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Feb 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Excel translated w/o my permission.

Excel - automatically converted my numerical values - [more inside]
posted by seeminglyshy on May 14, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I get my table rows to stay clumped in fives?

How do I get a the rows in a table to stay clumped in fives even if I add or change the data?I have a long list of data that I need to arrange in a table, and I want the rows grouped together in fives. I'm currently working in Microsoft Word, and what I've got looks something like this Google Doc. I want the table(s) to stay grouped like this even if I add, delete, or change the data. If I just use the Word tables, adding a new line to a group will just create an extra row. [more inside]
posted by bokinney on Mar 12, 2007 - 7 answers

how can I include declinations in an Excel spreadsheet?

How do I format cells in EXCEL to accept numeric values in the form: -26:32 (or +26:32 ... that is, mm.ss but including the pos/neg sign)? I'm trying to compile a simply list of Messier Objects (astronomy) and can't figure out how to include declinations.
posted by RavinDave on Sep 14, 2004 - 13 answers

How do I stop Excel from turning email addresses into hyperlinks?

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Microsoft Excel 2000 v 9.0 - is there some way to stop excel from automatically turning email addresses into hyperlinks? Not just turning off the 'blue and underlined' format but actually not making them links. I've done it before in other versions of excel but I can't find a way to do it in this version. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav on Jul 16, 2004 - 4 answers

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