Microsoft Excel tables sometimes are not convenient to use in its native format. XLS or XLSX files can be opened only by MS Excel and a few open source editors. If you want to make tables viewable in any document processing software, convert them to TXT. This is the most lightweight text format compatible with any document viewing programs.
It is very simple to convert Excel to text format having Total Excel Converter. This program is the one very easy to use, converting one or many files is the same process. Just make a batch of source files, select TXT as a conversion format and make settings.
When converting Excel files to TXT format, you can also set a delimiting symbol that will separate cell values in the line. TXT is a file type without any formatting, so it can be problematic to ‘read’ the tables exported to TXT. By default table rows will be converted into text lines without any separation. Setting a delimiter solves this problem.
There are two conversion modes available: converting each XLS source into separate TXT file and converting all sources into one single TXT document. These conversion modes are available when you convert Excel to text in batch (many files at a time). When you convert a single source, you are offered to convert each page into separate TXT file. This means that you can convert spreadsheets separately.
One more useful feature of this Excel text converter is command line support. You can run conversions from the command line, using simple command that contains program file name, address of source files, destination address for the future TXT copies and conversion options.
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