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    Red face Amazon's Tech Advice

    I've just started listing some books on Amazon and had a look at their bulk book uploader tool. I had to laugh at this:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200109430
    You can set up your Standard Book Format file, using a variety of database or spreadsheet programmes. You must ensure that you populate the appropriate Standard Book Format Fields (shown below), put headers in bold text and save your file in a tab-delimited (.txt) format.
    OK, so I must ensure that my non-formatted, tab separated values (.tsv) document contains formatting and is saved with the wrong extension, makes sense!

    It made me smile anyway

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    I feel badly written may be more appropriate

    "Put the bold text as headers" would be better I'd say. And I don't see what's wrong with the file format, .txt is tab-delimited file, not tsv etc in Excel. Always worked here unless they changed it, but pretty sure it's still .txt in excel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    I feel badly written may be more appropriate

    "Put the bold text as headers" would be better I'd say. And I don't see what's wrong with the file format, .txt is tab-delimited file, not tsv etc in Excel. Always worked here unless they changed it, but pretty sure it's still .txt in excel

    Steve
    Yeah technically CSV and TSV are just plain text files, but the correct format for tab delimited would be TSV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Did I mention I'm a member of Pedantic Geeks?
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