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Hi!
I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes
so they resemble 333-33-3333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is
there anything I can do?
Thanks so much for any suggestions..
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How to insert dashes in a column of numbers in Excel:
  1. Select the column of numbers that you want to add dashes to.
  2. Right-click on the selected cells and choose "Format Cells" from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the "Format Cells" dialog box, select the "Custom" category.
  4. In the "Type" field, enter the following format code: 000-00-0000
  5. Click "OK" to apply the formatting to the selected cells.

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 333-33-3333.
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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?
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Hi!
I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes
so they resemble 333-33-3333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is
there anything I can do?
Thanks so much for any suggestions..

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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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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


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Hi!
I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes
so they resemble 333-33-3333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is
there anything I can do?
Thanks so much for any suggestions..



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Thanks for feeding back.

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Another alternative would be.........

=TEXT(A1,"???-??-????")

Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3



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Hi!
I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes
so they resemble 333-33-3333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is
there anything I can do?
Thanks so much for any suggestions..

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Thanks so much Chuck!

"CLR" wrote:

Another alternative would be.........

=TEXT(A1,"???-??-????")

Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3



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I have a column of numbers (2100 to be exact) that I need to insert dashes
so they resemble 333-33-3333. The numbers currently show 333333333. Is
there anything I can do?
Thanks so much for any suggestions..

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