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Is there a way to take data that is separated by tabs (bonus points for columns delimited by any character), and just get the first (or second, or whatever) "column" selected?

Generally speaking, I do this by pasting into excel, so I am not looking for a workaround but rather a quick way of getting a column wholly within notepad++.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Holding Alt key should help when selecting vertical.

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