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Default How do I get excel to leave a zero in front of a number?

I am trying to list bus numbers for my students and excel won't let me type
0176. It keeps taking away the zero and leaving 176. I even tried putting a
decimal point in front and then it added a zero 0.0176.

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type this way:

'0176

add ' in front of numeric value, then those numeric value will convert to
text format

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I am trying to list bus numbers for my students and excel won't let me type
0176. It keeps taking away the zero and leaving 176. I even tried putting a
decimal point in front and then it added a zero 0.0176.

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I am trying to list bus numbers for my students and excel won't let me type
0176. It keeps taking away the zero and leaving 176. I even tried
putting a
decimal point in front and then it added a zero 0.0176.



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Before you type in the number, format the cells as text.

Format Cells Text

Then type the number in.

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"elmo" wrote:

I am trying to list bus numbers for my students and excel won't let me type
0176. It keeps taking away the zero and leaving 176. I even tried putting a
decimal point in front and then it added a zero 0.0176.



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