Export Excel Worksheet to Text File

This post will guide you how to export a worksheet to a text file in Excel. How do I convert a worksheet into a text file in Excel. How to use VBA macro to export the current worksheet to text file in Excel.

Export Worksheet to Text File


If you want to export a worksheet in your current workbook to a text file, you just need to save as the current worksheet to a new text file and select the save type as Unicode Text. Just do the following steps:

#1 select one worksheet in the sheet tab bar in your workbook.

#2 click File tab, and select Save As menu from the popup menu list. And the save as dialog will open.

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#3 type one file name in the file name text box, and then select the Unicode Text type in the Save as type drop down list. And click Save button.

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Export Worksheet to Text File with VBA code


You can also use an Excel VBA macro to export the current worksheet to a text file in Excel. Just do the following steps:

#1 open your excel workbook and then click on “Visual Basic” command under DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “ALT+F11” shortcut.

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#2 then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

#3 click “Insert” ->”Module” to create a new module

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#4 paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “Save” button.

Sub FromExcelToNpad()
    'export activesheet as txt file
    Dim myPath As String, myFile As String
    myPath = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\"
    myFile = "z.txt"
    Dim WB As Workbook, newWB As Workbook
    Set WB = ThisWorkbook
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set newWB = Workbooks.Add
    WB.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Copy newWB.Sheets(1).Range("A1")
    With newWB
        Application.DisplayAlerts = False
        .SaveAs Filename:=myPath & myFile, FileFormat:=xlText
        .Close True
        Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    End With
    WB.Save
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

#5 back to the current worksheet, then run the above excel macro. Click Run button.

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