Creating folders from Excel Columns

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

Every week I have multiple sheets that I need to make folders from.  The info I need is in a concatenated column. Example: <br><br>1234Shoe blue <br>
4567bag red <br>
etc... <br><br>and this goes on for over 100 items.  Each one needs to be a different folder.  Is there a way to automate this and not just copy and paste each one?
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3/1/2010 4:04:24 PM
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Since XL2008 doesn't support VBA, using AppleScript is an option. <br><br>Thanks,  <br>
XinXin Liu  <br>
Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft  <br><br>> Every week I have multiple sheets that I need to make folders from.  The info I need is in a concatenated column. Example: <br>
>  <br>
> 1234Shoe blue <br>
> 4567bag red <br>
> etc... <br>
>  <br>
> and this goes on for over 100 items.  Each one needs to be a different folder.  Is there a way to automate this and not just copy and paste each one?
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XinXin
3/2/2010 8:54:38 AM
Absolutely!  This is a job for the Command Line.

Hop into Terminal, and away you go...

See here for the basics:
http://infohost.nmt.edu/tcc/help/unix/mkdir.html

You need to cause Excel to save your sheet out as a Text file, formatted
with a "mkdir" command at the front of each line, so you can just paste it
into Terminal and hit Enter.

Hope this helps


On 2/03/10 3:04 AM, in article 59bb3a6f.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"patrickrobins@officeformac.com" <patrickrobins@officeformac.com> wrote:

> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel Every
> week I have multiple sheets that I need to make folders from.  The info I need
> is in a concatenated column. Example:
> 
> 1234Shoe blue 
> 4567bag red 
> etc... 
> 
> and this goes on for over 100 items.  Each one needs to be a different folder.
> Is there a way to automate this and not just copy and paste each one?

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