Numbers

russell_piper

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In excel I type a number such as 01234, and excel knocks of the first zero. How do I make it retain the number ?
 

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applebyd

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Format the cells as Text.

You can still perform operations on the contents although using this method you need to use a general format cell for formulas.

The other way is a custom format but that seems to lock it to x digits and adds that amount of 0's

HTH
DaveA
 

applebyd

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I don't believe this....

By the time I'd typed the post above the other two had appeared!

:wink:DaveA
 

eliW

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On 2002-10-16 05:35, Andrew Poulsom wrote:
applebyd,

Frustrating isn't it?

Maybe you need to go on a course on speed typing.
Or write short posts. :)
 

sykes

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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
Hi russell_piper

What you need to do is..........

Blast! Too late again.

Sykes
 

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