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    I am having somewhat of a small problem in Excel. I have over 6000 rows of data in non-decimal format, for example (45). What I want to do is convert these cells to a decimal version in hundredths (.45) and a percentage version (45.00%). The problem comes in when i try to format the cells, there seems to be no conversion for hundredths only conversion for thousandths, so the conversion looks like this (.045). When I go into Format>Cells>Number>Custom and try the conversion that way i still get the same output. Any advice? Thanks.

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    Convert your values by dividing by 100... Just enter 100 into a cell, Copy it and then use Edit | Paste Special Values with the Divide operation.

    Formatting never changes the internal representation of a value -- it only changes how a value is displayed!

    [ This Message was edited by: Mark W. on 2002-05-07 12:01 ]

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