XL export

Free open source tool for exporting worksheet content to a text or CSV file with lots of special features – Excel 2007-2019 (Windows optimized)


File nameXL_export_v1-0.xlam
Excel versions2007-2019 (Windows)
Interface languagesGerman, English
Where is the add-in after activation?"Data" tab, next to the "Data tools" group
File size180 KB
Lines of code (total)1226
Source lines of code923
Comment lines of code122
Blank lines181

Source code
The source code is published on GitHub and can also be opened in the VBA editor.

The tool is shipped as an add-in for Microsoft Excel (.xlam). After installation and activation the tool´s icon is added on the “Data” tab next to the “Data tools” group.

Download version 1.0 – it´s free!

Automatic installation (recommended for Windows)

Download “XL export” XLEXPORT_Installer.exe – Downloaded 733 times – 629 KB

Manual installation

Download “XL export” XL_export_v1-0.xlam – Downloaded 762 times – 180 KB

– Choice of the area to be exported
– Export as text file, CSV or custom file type
– Free choice of delimiter
– Delimiter at the end of a row can be deleted
– Unnecessary spaces can be deleted
– Control characters can be deleted
– Conversion to upper-case or lower-case letters possible
– Preview of the export file
– Automatically saving the tool settings


This add-in is being developed and maintained with private effort and provided for free download. I would be very happy about a small donation to this foundation for sick children in the region of Heilbronn/Germany. Read more on the website of the foundation.

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