Before we set off, let's begin by stating exactly what we mean by formatting. We will be talking about here formatting as it relates to the actual data in your file - things like the text, tables, and so on that you've created or edited in your file. Not to be mistake by file formatting (i.e. the type of file you have and how it should be opened, like ".xls" or ".doc" and so on). If you want to know more about saving your file as a different file format, head on over here
for our coverage of exactly that!
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's circle back to another foundational topic - CSV. Before we can explain how formatting and CSV interact, you should remember what CSV is
. CSV is plain text, separated by commas. I repeat: plain text
. This should give you a clue to what comes next...