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    remove double quote marks when pasting into notepad

    I have set up an excel file that helps put together different text components using the vlookup and concatenate formulas for use in one plain text document .

    When I try to paste the finished result into notepad/textpad/word it adds extra double quote marks throughout the text. Does anyone know how to paste it without these marks?

    Thanks!

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    It might really depend on how you're setup and running this. Is simply using MS Word's Find/Replace feature an option? (Replacing all "" with " , for instance?)

    You can also try using the different settings of Edit-->Paste Special (again this would have to be MS Word) and see if that avoids the double quotation issue.

    If neither works, perhaps you can post the *.xls.

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    When I paste it into notepad it adds " to the start and end of text that appears in certain cells. As the contents of the cell also contain " as part of the data, I couldnt use the find and replace tool as it would remove these too.

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    Can you post an example of the formulas or a copy of the file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frantan
    When I paste it into notepad it adds " to the start and end of text that appears in certain cells. As the contents of the cell also contain " as part of the data, I couldnt use the find and replace tool as it would remove these too.
    Why don't you just replace double quotes with a single quote? That wouldn't eliminate quotes, just get rid of the situation with double.

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    Re: remove double quote marks when pasting into notepad

    Quote Originally Posted by frantan View Post
    When I paste it into notepad it adds " to the start and end of text that appears in certain cells. As the contents of the cell also contain " as part of the data, I couldnt use the find and replace tool as it would remove these too.
    Hi.. Long time since you posted but I've just found the same problem - and I understand how most of the answers weren't relevant to your problem!

    I narrowed it down to fields where I included "char(9)" in the string as I want to include tabs in the output .... I thought I fixed it by using CLEAN() but that removed the tabs as well!

    So, did you find a solution? (If you can even remember the problem!!)

    'best
    Max

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