Bug 33384 - Copying and pasting tab delimited text data to excel fails to format properly
Summary: Copying and pasting tab delimited text data to excel fails to format properly
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML Editing (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: PC All
: P2 Normal
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Reported: 2010-01-08 06:53 PST by pholmstr
Modified: 2012-05-09 03:57 PDT (History)
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Description pholmstr 2010-01-08 06:53:54 PST
Safari and Chrome both share this issue. Basically if you copy and paste data from a textarea that has been tab delimited, it fails to format properly in a spreadsheet like Excel. It appears the tabs get changed to spaces.

You can see the behavior while using this site: http://www.batchgeocode.com (copy and paste from the first field)

IE and Firefox don't have this problem. I have noticed this has been an issue for quite some time.