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Load Data From Text File Into Listbox

this is an example of how the text is arranged in one of my saved files:


the only problem is i want to just add "Text1" into the listbox like so:


but i cant get it to work and this happens:


how can i get it just to load the first bit of text into the listbox?

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Private Sub Form_Load()
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