I'm running a query on SQL. Typically I can easily copy and paste the results from the query into Excel and it preserves the columns, rows etc.
However, in this case I'm selecting a bunch of emails and the bodies of those emails are html formatted. Every time I try and paste into Excel 2010, it completely messes it up since it's trying to be 'helpful' by parsing the html and converting img tags to images and table cells to Excel cells etc.
Is there some way I can have Excel be dumb and just paste my text without trying to figure out something clever to do with it?
I've tried using Paste Special. I've tried prepending a single quote to the start of the html body (someone said that tells Excel to treat the field as text and not parse it). I tried putting pipes
| between each column, saving it to a text file and then importing the text file. No matter what I do, Excel keeps messing with the html.
Does anyone know how to paste html into Excel as just plain 'ol dumb text?