If they're all of exactly the same format:
I have a spread sheet with 2000 fax numbers in the format:
I am going through and reformatting them to read:
555123-1234 or 5551231234
Is there cell format code or some way to do this quickly rather than going through each cell and deleting the spaces and ()?
So I paste then in a cell next to the number and it works.
But how do I quickly do it to all 2000 entries without changing the forumla for each cell?
Last edited by twin9000; February 3rd, 2009 at 04:30. Reason: figured it out
Ok, so I paste the formula in cell B2 and it shows the number correctly for cell A2, groovy. But I have a new different number is cell A3, A4, A5... A2000. How can I get the corresponding B cells to appear correctly?
Also do I need to leave the original row A of numbers with the orginal (123) 123-1234 format? Or is there a way to clear those out and JUST have the new format 123123-1234?
thanks for your help!
Once you've entered the first formula in B2, click on that cell and hover over the bottom-right corner until the cursor turns into a cross. Then double-click and it should copy all the way down.
If you select all the formulae cells in column B, Edit > Copy, then select A2, Edit > PasteSpecial > Values and then you can delete column B.
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