Adding a dot

Jim77

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Hi there guys thanks for the great site.
Please inform me of the easiest possible way to add a dot to my exsisting values in one column all the values are supposed to have three values after the dot eg 28.880 but at the moment they are all formatted like 28880 without any dot.

Any help would be greatly appreciatted.
cheers
Jim
 

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StuLux

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This sounds a bit vague, can you just not divide the numbers by 1000?
 

Oorang

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If you want to change the values themselves add a column next to them to the left and make put this formula in it:
=MID(D1,1,LEN(D1)-3)&"."&RIGHT(D1,3)
Alternatly you can do=D1/1000 and just show 3 decimals.
 

BrianB

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Divide by 1000
eg new column with formula = a1/1000

or put .001 in any cell and Copy it
Select the column of values
Edit/PasteSpecial/ ... Values and Multiply.
 

Jim77

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Thanks guys thats brilliant, yeah dividing by 1000 does the trick so does using the mid function.
Thank you sincerely
Jim.
 

Russ At Index

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Hi Jimmy77

Take a look at Tools>Options>Edit
and then the Fixed Decimal option
about halfway down this tab.

Eg your number is 12345 , but you would like to see 12.345
then set the decimal option to 3

HTH

Russ
 

Jim77

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Oh yeah thats pretty neat Russ cheers, but it doesn't seem to add the decimal for exsisting colums only for the ones that you enter from scratch
 

Jim77

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Thanks for all your help guys Brian B , Russ , OOLang , Stulux.
You have saved me hours of frustration in less than five minutes I hope the kindness you have showed me gets recipricated back, have a great weekend.BB
 

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