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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Hi!
I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes so they resemble 333333333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is there anything I can do? Thanks so much for any suggestions.. 
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Answer: Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
How to insert dashes in a column of numbers in Excel:
This format code tells Excel to display the numbers in the format of three digits, followed by a dash, then two digits, another dash, and finally four digits. So, for example, the number 333333333 will now be displayed as 333333333.
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
If you only need the numbers to *appear* as if they contain dashes, try this:
Select the range of numbers From the Excel main menu: <format<cells<number tab Category: Special Type: Social Security Number Does that help? *********** Regards, Ron XL2002, WinXP "Mickie" wrote: Hi! I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes so they resemble 333333333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is there anything I can do? Thanks so much for any suggestions.. 
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Alternatively, if you want them to be changed permanently, then you can
enter this formula in B1, assuming your existing numbers start at A1: =LEFT(A1,3)&""&MID(A1,4,2)&""&RIGHT(A1,4) Copy the formula down for as many entries as you have in column A. You can fix the values in column B by highlighting all the cells, then <copy, then Edit  Paste Special  Values (check), OK and <Esc, and then delete column A as you no longer need it. Ron's method is a bit quicker! Hope this helps. Pete 
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Ron and Pete...you are wonderful...thanks so much!!!
It worked immediately....of course...ha! "Ron Coderre" wrote: If you only need the numbers to *appear* as if they contain dashes, try this: Select the range of numbers From the Excel main menu: <format<cells<number tab Category: Special Type: Social Security Number Does that help? *********** Regards, Ron XL2002, WinXP "Mickie" wrote: Hi! I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes so they resemble 333333333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is there anything I can do? Thanks so much for any suggestions.. 
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Thanks for feeding back.
Pete 
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Another alternative would be.........
=TEXT(A1,"?????????") Vaya con Dios, Chuck, CABGx3 "Mickie" wrote: Hi! I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes so they resemble 333333333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is there anything I can do? Thanks so much for any suggestions.. 
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Is there a way to insert dashes in a column of numbers
Thanks so much Chuck!
"CLR" wrote: Another alternative would be......... =TEXT(A1,"?????????") Vaya con Dios, Chuck, CABGx3 "Mickie" wrote: Hi! I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes so they resemble 333333333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is there anything I can do? Thanks so much for any suggestions.. 
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