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When I drag txt-files with strings and \t characters into my excel-sheet, excel can't handle the \t. Instead I have to type the tab-button in the txt-file. Why \t doesn't work?

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Off-topic? Can you please explain why? – kame Apr 5 '13 at 12:46
Off topic as this relates at most to (super) user the way the quesiton is phrased now. The question has nothing to do with programming as it stands. – K_B Apr 5 '13 at 13:06
Excel wont understand what \t means, you'll have to either manually replace them all with real tabs (or another delimiter) or create a macro to do a custom text-to-columns. The standard text-to-columns will not accept a 2 character delimiter (through the gui at least). – NickSlash Apr 5 '13 at 13:11

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