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    Formatting number as text issue - Excel 2010

    I have the number 100002609978942 in a cell. If I simply format the number as text, it is represented as scientific notation, e.g., 1.00003E+14. can I format the cell so it appears like a number, but as text? Thanks.
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    Jimmy,

    Simply precede it with a single {'} quote mark. Note, however, that you will NOT be able to use it in calculations w/o converting it back to a number in the formula.
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    If you want to keep it as a number, you can format it as a number with 0 decimal places instead of general (general converts it to scientific)

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