Watblog – How to Save Excel Email Addresses as a .CSV File – A CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file is a format used to store data in plain text, with each value separated by a comma. This format is extremely useful when you need to share data with other applications or systems that do not support the more complex Excel file format. If you have a list of email addresses in an Excel sheet and want to save them in CSV format.
Here’s a comprehensive step-by-step How to Save Excel Email as a .CSV:
Step 1: Open Your Excel File
Firstly, open the Excel file that contains the list of email addresses you intend to save in .CSV format.
Step 2: Select the Data
Choose the range of cells containing the email addresses you want to save. Ensure that you’re selecting only the column that holds the email addresses, so that you end up with a single column of data.
Step 3: Copy the Data
Right-click on the selected cells and choose “Copy,” or use the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl + C (or
Command + C on Mac) to copy the data.
Step 4: Open a New Worksheet
Open a new Excel worksheet or a text editor where you can paste the copied data.
Step 5: Paste the Data
Right-click within the new worksheet or text editor and select “Paste,” or use the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl + V (or
Command + V on Mac) to paste the copied data. Make sure the email addresses are pasted in a single column.
Step 6: Save as a .CSV File
- Go to the “File” menu.
- Choose “Save As.”
- Pick a location where you want to save the file.
- In the “Save as type” dropdown, select “CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv).”
- Give your file a name and click the “Save” button.
In a Text Editor:
- After pasting the data, go to the “File” menu.
- Choose “Save As.”
- Select a location where you want to save the file.
- Remember to add the “.csv” extension to the file name.
- Click the “Save” button.
Step 7: Confirm CSV Format
Depending on your operating system and text editor, you might receive a warning about potential formatting loss. Since the CSV format is plain text, this warning is expected. Confirm that you want to save in CSV format.
Your email addresses are now saved in a .CSV file. This format uses commas to separate the values, so each email address will be on a separate line in the .CSV file.
Keep in mind that .CSV files are plain text files and lack the advanced formatting and features of Excel files. Nonetheless, the CSV format is highly valuable for sharing data with various applications and systems.