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Microsoft Office Excel 2003

by Walt H / May 16, 2010 2:16 AM PDT

When typing numbers into a cell, how do I get zeros to show up when they come BEFORE the first number example: 00059432183? Trying to add student numbers to excel but only 59432183 shows up as it eliminated the first zeros.

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Re: formatting
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2010 6:40 AM PDT

Two ways to do this:
1. Enter it as a text field (start with a single quote: ')
2. Give this cell (column) a custom numeric format including the zeroes. That's something like 00000000000 if you want to show 10 digits.

Both ways, by the way, should be covered in any basic course about Excel. Assuming it's for your work, why not ask your boss to pay for such a course? It should enhance your productivity with this useful tool.
If you're a student, see if the school offers some course about using Excel that you can follow.


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(NT) Thanks Kees.
by Walt H / May 16, 2010 1:04 PM PDT
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CNET's online courses
by N.Krishnan / June 20, 2010 2:58 AM PDT
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Kees - this has nothing to do with the thread I picked up your contact particulars from, but has everything to do with the forum's name. I am coming back to CNET discussion forums after some three years gap, and am surprised to find that CNET's online courses have been given the boot. These courses were excellent, and one had the option of accessing course material long after the course was completed. May I know whether CNET plans to re-introduce these courses?


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Not Kees, but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 20, 2010 8:30 PM PDT
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Sadly those courses ended some years ago. There are no plans as far as I know to reintroduce them.


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(NT) Thanks, Mark
by N.Krishnan / June 25, 2010 3:25 AM PDT
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