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Is there a package where I can format my text file like a speadsheet in emacs?

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are you talking about converting it into csv or a tab seperated file ? – Shekhar Jul 29 '11 at 7:27
@Shark Convert to csv – Mark Jul 29 '11 at 9:06
you could try replacing all single spaces " " with "," . In my opinion a spreadsheet is a better tool to convert a text file into csv – Shekhar Jul 29 '11 at 9:51
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Org-mode is part of emacs and has excellent table editing support, including spreadsheet functionality.

Moreover, you can use org-mode's table functionality within other emacs major modes:

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Have you tried ses-mode (Simple Emacs Spreadsheet)? There is also a ses2any script that will convert ses-mode spreadsheets to a few other spreadsheet formats (CSV, Excel, HTML).

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