Basic...really basic Excel question

Pildar

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I type in a five digit number in an Excel cell, I hit enter and it becomes a three digit number. Why? How can I correct this problem?

i.e., 80000 becomes 800.

I thought it was a decimile problem but it isn't. Thanks for your help.
 

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Tom Urtis

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If you have checked for custom formatting and found nothing out of the ordinary, then it sounds like either influence VBA which I doubt, or you have your system set to an option of fixed decimal places to 2.

From the worksheet menu, click Tools > Options > Edit tab and deselect (take the checkmark out of the box next to) Fixed decimal places.
 

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