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.CSV files are Comma Separated Values...
Change the file extension (.csv) to .txt and you have your text file. It works in reverse also.
Carlson does export in CSV format. I am not sure what problem you are having?
Carlson will exports points in a CSV format, it just doesn't tell you that. Go to the "POINTS" drop down menu and click on "EXPORT TEXT/ASCII FILE". Choose the range of points and layout format on the next 2 screens that pop up. Then it will ask for the file name. It defaults with a .txt extension. Just change that to a .csv either by typing or using the drop down under file type and it will export them to a CSV file with no problems.
From memory, i believe you can export it as a CSV. if not, you can simply rename the TXT or ASC file as a CSV. during export you will have to make sure you set the file properly ie: PNEHD an it set to comma delimited it will remember your settings once its set right.
note: if you cant see the file extensions in your file manager you will have to change the windows setting to display extensions.