How to export data to a text file with comma and quote delimiter in Excel

SUMMARY
Microsoft Excel does not have a menu command to automatically export data to a text file so that the text file is exported with both quotation marks and commas as delimiters. For example, there is no command to automatically create a text file that contains the following:

"Text1","Text2","Text3"

However, you can create this functionality in Excel by using a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) procedure.

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APPLIES TO
? Microsoft Office Excel 2003
? Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
? Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
? Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
? Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
? Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
? Microsoft Excel X for Mac
? Microsoft Excel 2001 for Mac
? Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
? Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Macintosh