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Why can't I save file with multiple sheets instead of only the last active sheet I was in? [closed]

asked 2014-01-12 23:23:35 +0100

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I opened csv file as spreadsheet. Sheet1 is listed. Copied a few lines from sheet1 to sheet2. Copied a few lines from sheet1 to sheet3. Saved file while in sheet3. Closed file while in sheet3. Re-opened file . ---Only Sheet1 now but it's the data from sheet3 the last one I was active in. The original sheet1 and sheet2 are gone!!!

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answered 2014-01-13 00:10:57 +0100

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Because you can't save more than one sheet in a CSV file. Take in account that CSV files are plain text files not spreadsheet files.

If you want save all sheets use Menu/File Save as / and select as File type ODF Spreadsheet (.ods *.ods).

You can import a CSV file in a spreadsheet with Menu/Insert/Sheet and if you like retaining it linked, checking the option.

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