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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.

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

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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.

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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
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