Override Excel’s Text Import Wizard
If you import text files into Excel, you've undoubtedly encountered the Text Import Wizard, which guides you through parsing the text.
If the files you import are always parsed correctly, you may prefer to bypass this wizard and accept the defaults. To do so:
- Select File, Open
- Locate the file to be imported
- Hold down Shift while you click Open
Note: When you import a file with a .csv
extension, the Text Import Wizard won't kick in. To override this default, you
need to change the file's extension from .csv to .txt.
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