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excel changes a number to a date and i don't want it to



 
 
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Old July 18th 06, 02:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
bobmcgod
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Default excel changes a number to a date and i don't want it to

I put 4 - 6 in a cell and it automatical changes it to 04 jun and i don't
want it to. How do i turn this function off?
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Old July 18th 06, 02:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
JE McGimpsey
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Default excel changes a number to a date and i don't want it to

Either preformat the cell as text, or prefix the entry with an
apostrophe (')

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bobmcgod > wrote:

> I put 4 - 6 in a cell and it automatical changes it to 04 jun and i don't
> want it to. How do i turn this function off?

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Old July 18th 06, 02:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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Default excel changes a number to a date and i don't want it to


Select the cell. Then on the menu select Format / Cells and pick
General.


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