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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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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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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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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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