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How to Export Data to Text file in Microsoft Excel 2016?


If you need to export the worksheet data to a text file in Microsoft Excel 2016, you can do that easily using the Save As command.

How to Export Data to Text file in Microsoft Excel 2016?

1. Open your Excel workbook in Microsoft Excel 2016 and navigate to the worksheet that you want to export to text file.

2. Click File -> Save As menu from the Excel Ribbon and select “This PC” and the click the browse button.

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3. This would display the “Save As” dialog. In the Save as type drop-down list , select “Unicode Text” and click the save button.

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This would display a warning messaging stating.

Some features in your workbook might be lost if you save as Unicode Text. Click “Yes:” to proceed.

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Now , when you open the saved text file , you should be able to see the data from the active worksheet.

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Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.