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How to export multiple columns into individual text files in Excel?

Normally, you can export a worksheet to txt file in Excel quickly and easily by using the Save As function. But, have you ever tried to save each column data into text file individually from an Excel worksheet? This article, I will talk about how to solve this job as quick as possible.

Export multiple columns into individual text files with VBA code

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Export multiple worksheets into individual text / pdf / csv files:

To split each worksheet to separate text, workbook, Pdf or Csv files, the Kutools for Excel's Split Workbook can help you to solve this job as easily as possible.

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Export multiple columns into individual text files with VBA code


The following VBA code can help you to save each column data to text file individually in Excel, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: Export multiple columns into individual text files:

Sub SaveValueToText()
Dim xFRNum, xFCNum As Long
Dim xStrDir As String
Dim xMaxR, xMaxC As Integer
Dim xCells As Range
Dim xIntX As Long
Dim xObjFD As FileDialog
Set xObjFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
With xObjFD
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Show
        If .SelectedItems.Count > 0 Then
            xStrDir = .SelectedItems.Item(1) & Application.PathSeparator
        Else
            Exit Sub
        End If
End With
Set xCells = ActiveSheet.Cells
xMaxR = xCells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Row
xMaxC = xCells.Find(What:="*", After:=[A1], SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column
For xFCNum = 1 To xMaxC
    Open xStrDir & xFCNum & "_" & ActiveSheet.Cells(1, xFCNum).Text & ".txt" For Output As #1
        For xFRNum = 1 To xMaxR
            Print #1, Cells(xFRNum, xFCNum).Value
        Next xFRNum
    Close #1
Next
End Sub

3. After pasting the code, please press F5 key to run this code, and a Browser dialog box is popped out, then choose a folder to put your exported text files, see screenshot:

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4. Then click OK button, and each column data in active worksheet has been exported into text file individually, see screenshot:

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Export multiple worksheets into individual text / pdf / csv files with Kutools for Excel

If you need to export multiple worksheets into individual text, pdf or csv files, the Kutools for Excel’s Split Workbook feature can do you a favor.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do with following steps:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Workbook > Split Workbook, see screenshot:

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2. In the Split Workbook dialog box, check the worksheets that you want to save as txt, pdf, csv files, and then check Save as type option, then select the file type that you want to save as, and then click Split button, in the displayed Browse For Folder dialog box, choose a folder to put the exported files, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK button, and your selected worksheets have been exported to the individual specific file format as you need, see screenshot:

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    Nicolas · 9 months ago
    Hi there. Thanks in advance for the VBA code. I was wondering if instead of saving each .txt file as ANSI coding it can be made as UTF-8. Is it possible? Regards.
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    Gianluca · 1 years ago
    Great, you made my day with the code to export multiple columns into individual text files! Many thanks!