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Hidden Quotation Marks in Spreadsheet

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    Default Hidden Quotation Marks in Spreadsheet

    In order to update a portion of our website we have a file that is exported weekly that contains different pieces of information which people enter into our website that week. I need to take this export, format it a certain way, and then import it to the website in order to update a particular page. My problem is that our web developers gave us very specific guideline on how to format the sheet, and there is one column that needs to have the information surrounded by quotation marks("information”). When I open the file in excel and look at it, it looks as though this column is formatted correctly and surrounded by a single set of quotation marks. However, when I try to upload it, it doesn't work. When I asked the website developers why, they said it was because the column with quotation marks is actually surrounded by two sets of 3 quotation marks ("""information"""). I can't see that those quotation marks are there in excel, but when I copy the info and paste it into word pad, I can see that the additional quotation marks are there. Does anyone know why this is, and what I can do to keep this from happening? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Hidden Quotation Marks in Spreadsheet

    I need to take this export, format it a certain way, and then import it to the website in order to update a particular page.
    What steps are you taking as you format the sheet - or what are you doing to the file to "prep" it for uploading?

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