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First zero doesn't show up in zip code mail merge.



 
 
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Old November 12th 07, 09:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
DLencz
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Default First zero doesn't show up in zip code mail merge.

When I do a mail merge of an excel spreadsheet, the first zero doesn't show
up. The column has a zip code format, and the actual cell shows the zero, but
the function bar does not. For example, 02561 will show up as 2561. Any ideas
how to fix?
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Old November 12th 07, 09:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Nick Hodge[_2_]
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Default First zero doesn't show up in zip code mail merge.

Try using a TEXT function in a helper column

=TEXT(A1,"00000")

If this doesn't work, use the data created by this function and copy it and
Paste Special...+Values to a column pre-formatted as text

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"DLencz" > wrote in message
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> When I do a mail merge of an excel spreadsheet, the first zero doesn't
> show
> up. The column has a zip code format, and the actual cell shows the zero,
> but
> the function bar does not. For example, 02561 will show up as 2561. Any
> ideas
> how to fix?


 




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