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Apr 8, 2013

After organizing my data I now need to export to a simple txt file. But I need to control to final format better then the simple "save as" allows. What I need is a simple list of in a single column, separated by a carriage return. I am working with a "small" list of addresses, and by small I mean 27,188.

Every format I try ends up with quotation marks and a strange box like symbol. What I have is a full name and 2 line address per field in .xlsx format. I also have the data separated into fields by line.

Is there any way to better control the output when exporting to a .txt file?

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