Excel "text to columns needs" a menu-visible on/off switch



Here's the scenario which occurs still even in Office 2007 my company just
upgraded to. I paste a list of text items which I want to split into columns
using the 'Text-to-column' feature and base my split on a character such as
underscore. It works fine and I go on to do other things with my text using
VB scripts. Later I create another worksheet and copy some new text and Excel
automatically splits the text into columns if it contains the 'underscore'
text-to-column trigger character I used before. To prevent that I have to
type some random gibberish into a cell, activate text-to-columns, remove the
underscore as a trigger and click 'finish'. What a nuisance that is to
disable 'text-to-columns'. Then I go back and paste my new text data again
and it is fine. Please implement an on/off switch button for the
text-to-column feature to prevent these extra steps. Thanks.

This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.



Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question