Help with MS EXCEL

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fish1982 PM fish1982
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Posted: 8/23/2012 10:20:41 PM

Using excel does anybody know how to make a new row after 3 column cells of data?

Here is what I have got: First I had a string of data that was in one big column, but I wanted it to run horizontal instead of vertical so I got that by copying, selecting paste special then checking box "transpose". That was step 1, now I need to get to the second step which is figure out how to make every three columns break up and go to the next row since that starts a new record. For example, let us say that I have 10 students in a class and I have there first name in one cell, last name in the second cell and their age in the 3rd cell. The problem is that they are all in one long row so if I have 10 students, it is all in row 1 and goes from column A to all the way to column DD or whatever and I need it to start a new row after going to column C so instead of the table running from row 1 to column DD I need it to run from row 1-10 and column A-C. got it? There are a few things to keep in mind:

1. I am currently using Excel 2003, but I am sure 2007 or 2010 is much the same
2. I do NOT need the data WITHIN the cell separated. Each piece of data is already separated into each cell
3. There is no unique character like a colon or comma at the end of each cell so I can't use that as some sort of marker to tell EXCEL when to break into a new row
4. I basically need to tell it to go to a new row after so many cells or columns, how do I do that???
5. I have tried the DATA-TEXT to Columns feature I don't think that is the answer
allbees PM allbees
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Posted: 8/28/2012 10:10:15 AM
Don't think you are going to get that done without writing a macro to do it.
mr_bollox PM mr_bollox
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Posted: 9/6/2012 8:50:52 PM
i need to brush up on my excel, is there a good online program/course i can use/buy someone can recommend
KktdocT PM KktdocT
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Posted: 9/7/2012 11:13:20 AM
"Google" is your friend.
AustinHoopDream PM AustinHoopDream
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Posted: 10/25/2012 5:59:04 PM
flux capacitor.

theredone6 PM theredone6
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Posted: 12/8/2012 3:54:39 AM

ohh man hated excel but  had to learn it. i found using youtube to find specific things useful should give it a try. 

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