Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can you specify qualifier and delimiter characters when exporting from Google Docs?

Right now, when I go to a spreadsheet and do File » Download As, it downloads something that is comma delimited and has no qualifier.

share|improve this question

migrated from superuser.com Oct 28 '11 at 16:35

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

You cannot specify the qualifier, but you have a choice of delimiter: comma or tab.

If you download as CSV, you get a comma-delimited file. If you download as text, you get a tab-delimited file.

share|improve this answer

My solution for this was to

  1. Download as .ods (for Open Office)
  2. Open in Open Office Calc
  3. Click FileSave As
  4. There you can specify you want CSV format
  5. Last dialog lets you select the delimiter you want to use
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.