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Converting Numbers Seen Text By Excel to Real Numbers

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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.

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