Step 1. Open the Excel file you want to save as Tab Delimited.
Step 2. Once the spreadsheet opens, click the "File" tab at the top of the screen and choose "Save As."
Step 3. When the Save As window loads, type the name of your file into the "File Name" field and then, click the drop-down arrow next to "Save as type." Select "Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt)" from the list of potential file types
Step 4. Choose a folder or location where you want to save the file and then, click "Save" to save your file.
Step 5. Click "OK" to confirm your understanding that Tab Delimited files can't save multiple sheets and that only the active sheet will be saved. Click "Yes" to confirm that certain aspects of the spreadsheet may not be compatible with the Text (Tab Delimited) file type.