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Salim asks: I have a number with 8 digits. How can I format it to appear as 12/3456/78?

From the menu, select Format - Cells. On the numeric tab, select Custom. In the custom box, type

When you are typing custom number formats, you can insert any single text character by preceeding it with a backslash.

By Bill Jelen on 15-Nov-2001 Consulting can be hired to implement this concept, or many other cool applications, with your data. provides examples of Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.


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