The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 1.x, 2.x, 3.0, 4.0
To import MORE II outlines into Microsoft Excel, do the following:
- Make sure that the Plain Text filter is located in the System Folder.
- From the File menu, choose Save As (to export the entire file) or Send To (to export the current selection).
- Select the Plain Text filter and save the document. The document is converted to a tab-delimited text file, with each sublevel represented by one tab.
- This file can then be opened into Excel.
Please note the following:
- MORE II saves text files with tabs delimiting each subheading. In Excel, each tab is treated as a separate column. The resulting spreadsheet will look basically like the outline did, with each subheading being indented successive columns to the right.
- Labels present problems for Excel (they can be turned off by selecting No Labels from the Save As dialog box in MORE II). When labels are exported with the outline, Excel reads an extra tab in front of document text (a label is simply a special type of subheading in MORE II for dealing with long text. It is the equivalent of document text in a Word outline). Therefore, with labels, all document text is tabbed over one extra column when it is imported (in fact, it is tabbed over to the same column as the next level of subheadings). Without labels, the document text is imported in the same column as the subheading it is beneath. Note that this is local to a given subheading; that is, the subheadings with labels export the extra tab in front of their respective document text, and the opposite is true for any subheadings that do not have labels.