coping census records to excel

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Hi! I watched a video about coping census records to an excel spreadsheet. I have followed the command:

on the census

ctrl A to highlight

ctrl C to copy

on new spreadsheet

rt click in the cell

special paste

text

ok

and it always copies down a single column.

 

The video shows it expanded as it was copied. What am I doing wrong? Does the spreadsheet need to be formatted in a special way to accept it?

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@new_to_excel 

You probably need to select the data in the single column, then click Text to Columns on the Data tab of the ribbon.