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How do I make a plus sign show as text?

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    thruppence
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    How do I make a plus sign show as text?

    I want to use a plus or an equal sign as text in a cell, not as a formula.

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    Re: How do I make a plus sign show as text?

    Hi

    Either format the cell as text before you enter it, or precede it with a '

    Hope this helps, thruppence!
    Andy.

    "thruppence" <thruppence@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >I want to use a plus or an equal sign as text in a cell, not as a formula.




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    Sheila D
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    RE: How do I make a plus sign show as text?

    Youu should just be able to type it but if you get a problem prefix with
    single quote ' sign - this effextively formats as text
    Sheila

    "thruppence" wrote:

    > I want to use a plus or an equal sign as text in a cell, not as a formula.


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    Re: How do I make a plus sign show as text?

    What if I imported a bunch of data with pluses in the text string and want to have it show as text?

    I have tried LEFT(), CONCATENATE, & to try to insert a "'" in front of the text.

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    Re: How do I make a plus sign show as text?

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