Please help: I am needing to make my own ASCII files to use with two charting programs. What book or reference will explain how to do this from A to Z?
Hi horsepro001 and welcome,
Have a look here, Books , to begin with.
Your question is very broad and lacking in detail to give a specific answer :(.
Depending on how the charting programs are expecting the ascii data you may be able to use a simple save_as csv or txt.
On the otherhand if the files need to be structured you may need vba code to write out the files.
Perhaps you could post an example workbook and details of the output.
Thanks for your reply. I keep getting referenced to "Save as .txt or .csv." That I know. What I need is a reference that will fully explain "headers" and ALL of the other details to structure an ASCII file. I need a reference that will illustrate the step-by-step process for structuring ASCII files for charting programs to read. I cannot find a book, yet, on this subject.
Well you need to be more specific then.
An Ascii file doesn't really have any structure. It is just a file containing text.
What sort of structure do you want?
Which charting programs are you using?