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List to columns converter

World's simplest list tool

This is a super simple browser-based application that converts lists to columns. You can specify the desired number of columns in the options and the program will instantly rearrange all the items from your list in nicely formatted columns. You can choose the flow direction of items (they can go vertically or horizontally), create consistent columns with a fixed width, and align items to either side of a column. Created by list geeks from team Browserling.
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Input Item Splitter
Separate input list items by any character.
Separate input list items by a regexp.
Splitting character or regular expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Column Options
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from top to bottom.
Place items in columns from left to right.
Padding and Alignment
Surround short items with spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non- full columns.
List to columns converter tool What is a list to columns converter?
This online tool converts single-dimensional linear lists into multi-dimensional columns. For example, if you have a tall vertical list of names and you want to split it into three equal columns, then this program will do it for you in a blink of an eye. All you need to do is enter "3" in the number-of-columns option and three columns will be formed. There are two ways the items can be arranged in columns. The first one makes the items run from top to bottom and the second one puts the items horizontally one-by-one from left to right. In the column delimiter option, you can specify any symbol that will be placed between the columns for visual (and logical) column separation. If the items in columns have different widths, it's best to turn them into neat columns by using the "Pad to Max Width" option. This option finds the longest item in the column and makes all other items the same width by padding them on the right by whitespace symbols. Additionally, you can align the items to the right, left, or center of the column. In case your data contains empty items, you can delete them from the columns via the "Remove Empty Items" option. Also, you can fill empty spots in columns with custom items. For example, if the last column is missing two items, you can put a custom symbol "…" or "×" in their place. The utility works with all types of lists. In the options, you can use both a character separator (for comma-separated lists) and a regular expression separator (for more complex lists containing various patterns between the items). Listabulous!
List to columns converter examples Click to use
Icelandic Alphabet
In this example, we convert a comma-separated list of the Icelandic alphabet into eight neat columns. We put a space character between the columns and arrange the items vertically so the letters read from top to bottom.
A, Á, B, D, Ð, E, É, F, G, H, I, Í, J, K, L, M, N, O, Ó, P, R, S, T, U, Ú, V, X, Y, Ý, Þ, Æ, Ö
A Ð G J N R Ú Ý Á E H K O S V Þ B É I L Ó T X Æ D F Í M P U Y Ö
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items by any character.
Splitting character or regular expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from top to bottom.
Surround short items with spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non- full columns.
Moons of Neptune
This example turns an untidy list of Neptune's moons into two pipe-separated columns. It uses the regular expression "/[,;] */" to separate the names of the moons, arranges the items horizontally (so they read from left to right), pads them to the maximum width of each column, and aligns the names to the left.
Triton, Nereid, Naiad, Thalassa; Despina, Galatea, Larissa, Proteus; Halimede, Psamathe, Sao; Laomedeia, Neso, Hippocamp
Triton | Nereid Naiad | Thalassa Despina | Galatea Larissa | Proteus Halimede | Psamathe Sao | Laomedeia Neso | Hippocamp
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items by a regexp.
Splitting character or regular expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from left to right.
Surround short items with spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non- full columns.
List of Porridges
In this example, we format a list of various porridges. First, we separate individual words in the list by a newline character and get rid of empty items. Next, we format the list into three vertical columns and we separate the columns by a colon character. We place the items from top to bottom, center them in each column, and neatify their width so that each column had a constant width. We also fill the last incomplete column with a custom character "⋆".
Atole Barley Congee Dakjuk Gachas Grits Khichdi Koozh Mieum Oatmeal Okayu Ugali Upma
Atole : Grits : Okayu Barley : Khichdi : Ugali Congee : Koozh : Upma Dakjuk : Mieum : ⋆ Gachas : Oatmeal : ⋆
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items by any character.
Splitting character or regular expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from top to bottom.
Surround short items with spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non- full columns.
Pro tips Master online list tools
You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinelisttools.com/convert-list-to-columns?input=A%2C%20%C3%81%2C%20B%2C%20D%2C%20%C3%90%2C%20E%2C%20%C3%89%2C%20F%2C%20G%2C%20H%2C%20I%2C%20%C3%8D%2C%20J%2C%20K%2C%20L%2C%20M%2C%20N%2C%20O%2C%20%C3%93%2C%20P%2C%20R%2C%20S%2C%20T%2C%20U%2C%20%C3%9A%2C%20V%2C%20X%2C%20Y%2C%20%C3%9D%2C%20%C3%9E%2C%20%C3%86%2C%20%C3%96&string-separator=true&input-separator=%2C%20&skip-empty-items=false&number-of-columns=8&column-separator=%20&arrange-vertically=true&pad-to-max-width=true&align=left&fill-columns=true&fill-char=%E2%80%A6
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Quickly generate a list of arbitrary length with arbitrary items.
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Find Certain List Items
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Find Non-repeating List Items
Quickly find and print items that don't repeat in a list.
Find Repeating List Items
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Delete Repeating List Items
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Delete Unique List Items
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Shift List Items
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Zip Two Lists
Join two lists together item by item.
Merge Two Lists
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Pair List Items
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Pop List Items
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Push List Items
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Make List Items Title Case
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Make List Items Proper Case
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Make List Items Random Case
Quickly randomly change the letter case of all items.
Make List Items Lowercase
Quickly change the letter case of all items to small letters.
Make List Items Uppercase
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Remove List Item Bullets
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Remove List Item Counter
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Create the Empty List
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