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  1. #1
    Gunjani
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    Entering a Number

    Hi

    I would like to enter the following number in a cell: 09 -5166, but it
    appears as 1193127. Which format do I select to acheive this.

    Many Thanks

    Gunjani

  2. #2
    Peo Sjoblom
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    Re: Entering a Number

    Use text format or precede with an apostrophe '

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    Peo Sjoblom


    "Gunjani" <yunus786DELETETHIS@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1cde1f3d3c46e8569896fe@news.btinternet.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > I would like to enter the following number in a cell: 09 -5166, but it
    > appears as 1193127. Which format do I select to acheive this.
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Gunjani



  3. #3
    Sandy Mann
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    Re: Entering a Number

    Hi Gunjani,

    Excel thinks that you are entering a date and so enters the date September 1
    in the year 5166. Try placing an apostrophe before entering the 'number' or
    formatting the cell as text before any entry is made.

    HTH

    Sandy

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    "Gunjani" <yunus786DELETETHIS@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1cde1f3d3c46e8569896fe@news.btinternet.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > I would like to enter the following number in a cell: 09 -5166, but it
    > appears as 1193127. Which format do I select to acheive this.
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Gunjani




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