How can I convert a Word document to a database?

Bill Griffin November 21, 2011
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I have a list a printed list in Word format instead of a database. I want to scan it and convert it to a database. It is a list of companies, their addresses, and e-mail addresses–but not in a database form–just a list. How do I do it?

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  1. Jay
    November 22, 2011 at 4:37 am

    copy and paste data to a text file from word.
    go to ms excel
    press ctrl +o select all files
    then select your text file.

    now select the options according to requirements.
    depends on how the data is written in word file.
    when you will click finish it will be arranged in database format accodring to your selected options.

    details :

    http://www.timeatlas.com/5_minute_tips/general/converting_word_docs_to_excel

    http://www.timeatlas.com/5_minute_tips/general/converting_word_docs_to_excel_part_2

  2. Ray
    November 22, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Most Databases have an import capacity that deal with differing formats.  Excel will save  some of those formats.   If you have Word, I am guessing you have Excel too.

    Pick your format, I'd use .CSV.  Minimally cut and paste your data into Excel (there are better ways, but this is easy to understand).  Massage it's format and then  save it as .cvs format.  You can then import into your Database.

    I don't know for sure, but there might even be a Word AddOn that will do it.