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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:59:50 -0600
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It is very easy to separate the alleles. simply insert the extra columns
needed. Select the data column and from the Data bar, select "Text to
Columns" with "-" as the delimiter. You will need to change the format of
the marker name to "Center Across Selection." Do not use the lower-case
letters to designate the alleles, as this is misleading.

With Excel 2003-2010, you can import the chart directly. From the Data bar,
click on "From Web" on left side, enter the URL, select the chart to import,
click on "Options", check "Disable date recognition", "OK" and then

Bob Stafford

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Julie Frame Falk <>wrote:

> Diana
> Many thanks for your instructions to resolve the date issue. It worked, so
> I'm in the process of updating my spreadsheets now.
> The other issue of colouring mutations in multi-copy marker cells is
> personally not of huge concern to me right now since my projects are still
> small, but I feel for you folk with very large projects who are actively
> mining data. I will keep monitoring the list; perhaps a resolution
> (hopefully not too technical!) will eventually be found for this one.
> Kind regards
> Julie Frame Falk
> NSW Aust.
> Admin
> Frame and Frain Projects.
> From: Diana Gale Matthiesen
> Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 12:09 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
> <<I have no explanation for why the cell format is importing as "date" for
> cells
> with multiple values, but there should be an easy way to fix it, without
> editing
> each cell. Just highlight the column, right click on it, choose Format
> cells..., then on the General tab, choose "text." >>
> <<I also see no way around the problem of one color dominating the entire
> cell for
> multi-copy markers, at least not short of splitting the fused cells apart
> (manually inserting columns), manually editing the values, and manually
> recoloring them. I presume it would be possible to write a script to do
> it, but
> that's beyond my capability. And unless you were doing frequent and/or
> massive
> data mining, it wouldn't be worth the effort. >>
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