Importing Keynotes database as text file from Excel

5 September 2012 Jonathan Breen No Comments
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You can import you Keynotes database as a text file now allowing you to use any database program, even Notepad could create a database now!

To save the file as a Tab Delimited Text file in Microsoft Excel make sure all the information is on one sheet and go to File>Save as

From the drop down list choose ‘Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt)

You need to then close Excel to allow ArchiCAD to import the text file

In ArchiCAD go to Cadimage>Keynotes>Keynote Manager choose ‘Load Database’

Choose the text file and you can then set up the columns within the ‘Import Keynotes’ dialog:

Not all columns need to have information, just ensure you have set the correct columns according to how you have entered your data

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