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Part 3 - Import the Data into Excel

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Step 1 - Import and reformat the Yellowstone data into Excel

Click on the downloaded file to start Excel and open the file. Once it opens, Save As an Excel Workbook file with filename Yellowstone.xls.

Step 2 - Import and reformat the Crater Lake data in Excel

Repeat the above steps for the Crater Lake data, and save the reformatted file as Crater_Lake.xls. Keep this file open for the next step.

Step 3 - Copy the data from Crater_Lake.xls for pasting into Yellowstone.xls

While the Crater_Lake.xls file is still open, click Select All to highlight all the data, then Copy.

Step 4 - Paste the Crater Lake data into Yellowstone.xls

Open Yellowstone.xls if it is not open already, and insert a new blank worksheet. With cell A1 highlighted, click Paste to paste the Crater Lake data. Name the two spreadsheet pages 'Yellowstone' and 'Crater Lake'. Save the combined file as a new file named Calderas.xls.

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