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Text to nice columns converter

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World's simplest browser-based utility for converting text to nice columns. Load your text in the input form on the left and you'll instantly get nice columns in the output area. Powerful, free, and fast. Load text – get neat columns. Created by developers from team Browserling.
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Input Text Separators
Symbol that separates input columns.
Symbol that separates input rows.
Output Column Separator
Symbol that separates output columns.
Symbol that separates output rows.
Place the column separator vertically under each other.
Place the column separator even when elements are missing.
Columns Alignment
Align elements to the left side.
Align elements to the right side.
Align elements in the middle.
Text to nice columns converter tool What is a text to nice columns converter?
With this tool, you can convert all words in the given text into nice columns. For the input, you can adjust the character that separates words (a space by default) and you the character that separates text lines (a newline). For the output, you can set the column separator character (a space by default) and the character that separates rows (a newline). When the output is produced, you can choose to left-align it, right-align it, or center it. Two additional options for output column separators allow you to align the separator symbol strictly below each other on each line, forming strict column boundaries, and allow you to insert a separator where the elements are missing. Textabulous!
Text to nice columns converter examples Click to use
Movie Data
In this example, we format data about various movies into left-aligned columns. The input data is separated by commas but output data is neatly aligned in even columns. To do this formatting, we split the input text by a comma, then place the necessary amount of spaces between elements until they align in columns. As a result, we get three clearly formed columns with film names, genres, and release dates.
Film, Genre, Year The Terminator, sci-fi, 1984 Home Alone, comedy, 1990 Titanic, drama, 1997 Sherlock Holmes, detective, 2009
Film Genre Year The Terminator sci-fi 1984 Home Alone comedy 1990 Titanic drama 1997 Sherlock Holmes detective 2009
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Symbol that separates input columns.
Symbol that separates input rows.
Symbol that separates output columns.
Symbol that separates output rows.
Place the column separator vertically under each other.
Place the column separator even when elements are missing.
Align elements to the left side.
Animal Lifespans
This example creates columns using the vertical bar symbol as a column separator. The original text about animal life expectancy is separated by spaces but after converting it to columns it's separated by pipes. This example also centers the text in each column.
Animal Lifespans(years) Turtle 123 Zebra 30 Bear 34 Rabbit 10 Opossum 8
Animal |Lifespans(years) Turtle | 123 Zebra | 30 Bear | 34 Rabbit | 10 Opossum| 8
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Symbol that separates input columns.
Symbol that separates input rows.
Symbol that separates output columns.
Symbol that separates output rows.
Place the column separator vertically under each other.
Place the column separator even when elements are missing.
Align elements in the middle.
Albert Einstein Quote
In this example, we convert a quote by Albert Einstein into separate words and separate words by asterisk symbols. We use the comma character as the row separator symbol and we align all words to the right side. We also demonstrate place-separator-everywhere function that places star symbols where elements are missing.
Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Life * is * like * riding * a * bicycle to * keep * your * balance * * you * must * keep * moving. * *
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Symbol that separates input columns.
Symbol that separates input rows.
Symbol that separates output columns.
Symbol that separates output rows.
Place the column separator vertically under each other.
Place the column separator even when elements are missing.
Align elements to the right side.
Pro tips Master online text tools
You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinetexttools.com/convert-text-to-nice-columns?input=Film%2C%20Genre%2C%20Year%0AThe%20Terminator%2C%20sci-fi%2C%201984%0AHome%20Alone%2C%20comedy%2C%201990%0ATitanic%2C%20drama%2C%201997%0ASherlock%20Holmes%2C%20detective%2C%202009&input-element-separator=%2C%20&input-row-separator=%5Cn&output-element-separator=%20&output-row-separator=%5Cn&align-separator-by-columns=false&separator-everywhere=false&left-align=true
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