How Do I Encode My CSV File Using the UTF-8 Format?

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CSV files imported into MeisterTask need to be saved with UTF-8 encoding. Read on to learn how to encode your CSV files in the UTF-8 format with Notepad, Microsoft Excel (Windows) or Numbers (macOS).

 


 

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UTF-8 Encoding in Notepad (Windows)

 

  1. Open your CSV file in Notepad.
  2. Click File in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Save as...
  4. In the dialog which appears, select the following options:

    • In the "Save as type" drop-down, select All Files.
    • In the "Encoding" drop-down, select UTF-8.
    • Rename your file using the .csv extension (Example: myproject.csv).
  5. Click Save.

Your new CSV file is now encoded using the UTF-8 format and is ready to be imported into MeisterTask.

 


 

UTF-8 Encoding in Microsoft Excel (Windows)

 

  1. Open your CSV file in Microsoft Excel.
  2. Click File in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Save as...
  4. Click the drop-down menu next to File format.
  5. Select CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited) (.csv) from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save. 

Your new CSV file is now encoded using the UTF-8 format and is ready to be imported into MeisterTask.

 


 

UTF-8 Encoding in Numbers (macOS)

 

  1. Open your CSV file in Numbers.
  2. Click File in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Export to...  -> CSV...
  4. Click Advanced options.
  5. Click the drop-down menu next to Text Encoding.
  6. Select Unicode (UTF-8).
  7. Click Next
  8. Choose a name and location for your new file and click Save.

Your new CSV file is now encoded using the UTF-8 format and is ready to be imported into MeisterTask.

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