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By setting your scroll bars to be always shown in your MacOS general settings, you are able to scroll horizontally in the text import wizard.
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Steve K [MS Excel]Graeme Thorn commented
Two comments on this:
If the default import in the wizard wasn't "General" but "Text" then this wouldn't be so much of an issue, as the formats could be fixed afterwards: every time I import data which includes text such as "Sept9" or "March1" (which are *not* dates, but gene names) they get converted to dates and I manually have to replace them.
Secondly, allowing the columns in the wizard to be selected by moving the cursor keys rather than the mouse/scroll bar would enable this to be worked round for everyone, not just Mac users.