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  1. #1
    Star Lounger
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    Importing figures as Values, not text (2000/SP 0)

    I am importing figures from a CSV file. Excel thinks one of the fields is Text, when it's actually a number. How do I convert the cells back to being treated as numbers without having to use a function on each cell, i.e. how can I achieve this through formatting, not by having to use a function.

    Any help most appreciated.

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Importing figures as Values, not text (2000/SP 0)

    Select the column with "text" cells.
    Menu option Data/Text to Columns.
    Click Finish.

    (Thanks to Jan Karel Pieterse for this neat trick)

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