.CSV to .PRN

I am having trouble saving a .CSV file as a .PRN format - it is cutting the 
information in the sheet off about 20 columns in - any suggestions?  I am 
doing the basic File - Save as.



Melissa (140)
10/18/2004 5:13:08 PM
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Have you formatted the sheet with a fixed-width font so you can set the field
widths exactly? What is sum of field lengths? There used to be a limit of ~240
characters per line in PRN files.

On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:13:08 -0700, "Melissa"
<Melissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am having trouble saving a .CSV file as a .PRN format - it is cutting the 
>information in the sheet off about 20 columns in - any suggestions?  I am 
>doing the basic File - Save as.

anonymous (74721)
10/18/2004 6:21:44 PM
PS: If you are hitting a limit on line length, you'll have to write the file
in another format like CSV or TXT, or write the file as fixed-width using VBA

On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:13:08 -0700, "Melissa"
<Melissa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am having trouble saving a .CSV file as a .PRN format - it is cutting the 
>information in the sheet off about 20 columns in - any suggestions?  I am 
>doing the basic File - Save as.

anonymous (74721)
10/18/2004 6:22:35 PM
Save from a previous post:

There's a limit of 240 characters per line when you save as .prn files.

You have a few choices (try against a copy of your worksheet):

I'd either concatenate the cell values into another column:

=LEFT(A1&REPT(" ",5),5) & LEFT(B1&REPT(" ",4),4) & TEXT(C1,"000,000.00")

(You'll have to modify it to match what you want.)

Then I'd copy and paste to notepad and save from there.  Once I figured out that
ugly formula, I kept it and just unhide that column when I wanted to export the

If that doesn't work for you, maybe you could do it with a macro.

Here's a link that provides a macro:

Melissa wrote:
> I am having trouble saving a .CSV file as a .PRN format - it is cutting the
> information in the sheet off about 20 columns in - any suggestions?  I am
> doing the basic File - Save as.
> Thanks,
> Melissa


Dave Peterson
ec35720 (10082)
10/19/2004 12:35:43 AM

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