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Microsoft® Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 31. Importing Text or Microsoft Word Data into Excel

  • Jeff Sagarin, the creator of the USA Today basketball and football ratings, and I have developed a system to rate NBA players for the Dallas Mavericks team and its owner Mark Cuban. Every day during the season, Jeff’s FORTRAN program produces a multitude of information, including ratings for each Dallas Maverick lineup during each game. Unfortunately, Jeff’s program produces this information in the form of a text file. How can I import the data into Excel so that I can analyze the data?

We often receive data in a Microsoft Word document or in a text file (a file with the .txt extension) that we need to import into Excel for numerical analysis. To import a Word file into Excel, you should ...

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