See Also: Convert Numbers to Words/Text AND Convert Numbers to Words/Text Currency
One very common problem that can occur within Excel when you import data from another source is the imported numbers are converted to text. Fortunately this problem is a simple one to solve.
All the text numbers will now be forced to convert to real numbers.
If you have the problem where there are formula cells on you sheet that have somehow been converted to text you will see the formula in the cell as apposed to the result. The above method won't work on formula cells, so here is a very simple approach.
All your problem formula cells should now be showing the result as opposed to the formula. This is because the format of the cells in no longer Text and replacing the equal sign with another equal sign forces the formulas to recalculate.
Excel Dashboard Reports & Excel Dashboard Charts 50% Off Become an ExcelUser Affiliate & Earn Money
Special! Free Choice of Complete Excel Training Course OR Excel Add-ins Collection on all purchases totaling over $64.00. ALL purchases totaling over $150.00 gets you BOTH! Purchases MUST be made via this site. Send payment proof to firstname.lastname@example.org 31 days after purchase date.
Instant Download and Money Back Guarantee on Most Software
Excel Trader Package Technical Analysis in Excel With $139.00 of FREE software!
Microsoft ® and Microsoft Excel ® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. OzGrid is in no way associated with Microsoft
Some of our more popular products are below...
Convert Excel Spreadsheets To Webpages | Trading In Excel | Construction Estimators | Finance Templates & Add-ins Bundle | Code-VBA | Smart-VBA | Print-VBA | Excel Data Manipulation & Analysis | Convert MS Office Applications To...... | Analyzer Excel | Downloader Excel | MSSQL Migration Toolkit | Monte Carlo Add-in | Excel Costing Templates