How to import CSV into an Office Excel sheet

Note: this example is based on an older version of Microsoft Office Excel 2010. It should however be easily reproducible on newer version of the application.


In order to import a CSV file to Microsoft Office Excel, please follow the below steps.

  1. Open Excel, create new empty sheet, navigate to Data tab and select the From Text option.
  2. A window will appear. Choose "All Files" from the list (1 in the screen shot below), select the file you want to import and confirm by clicking Import button (2 in the screen shot below). Text Import Wizard will open.
  3. In the first step of the Wizard, select "Delimited" option and go for "UTF-8" on the File Origin list. Watch the preview below, if characters are properly displayed. Click "Next".
  4. Now, you need to choose a delimiter. It has to be the same you used when exporting the CSV file from XTRF. Our recommendation is to use either Tab, or Semicolon. Keep an eye on the data preview below to control the column contents.
  5. You probably just need to click on the "Finish" button.
  6. In the window asking where in the sheet the data should be inserted, choose any cell you want and confirm.

CSV file opened this way can be easily modified and saved as an XLS/XLSX sheet for further data processing.

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