When copying data from external sources to a Microsoft Excel 2003 spreadsheet, you may have come across data delimited by commas, spaces, tabs, or other characters. Instead of copying each piece of data to a separate column cell, you can instead paste in the entire series of data and have Microsoft Excel move the data to separate columns. To do so:
1. Paste the series of data into a cell, i.e.:
2. Select the cell.
3. Choose "Data" - "Text to Columns".
4. Follow the on-screen prompts in the wizard to determine the delimiter character, column size, and other characteristics. When complete, your data will be split up into multiple columns.
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