This article explores methods to convert Excel scientific notation without e to regular numbers. Scientific notation, often denoted with the “**e**” exponent notation, is a compact way to represent large or small numbers. However, when working with such data in **Excel**, the default automatic conversion to the “**e+**” format may not always be desirable. By following the provided steps, you can easily transform scientific notation into a more familiar number format without **e ** for improved data analysis and presentation in your **Excel** spreadsheets.

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## What Does Scientific Notation Without e Mean?

Scientific notation without the letter “**e**” refers to an alternative way of representing numbers in scientific notation when the exponent is not explicitly expressed by the letter “**e**.” The exponent is represented in a different format than the “**e**” notation. The decimal point is often placed in this manner after a predetermined number of digits, designating the power of **10 **through the decimal point’s placement.

For instance, **5.32e+10** represents **5.32 i**ncreased to the power of **10** when written in ordinary scientific notation. Without the “**e**,” this would be written as **532,000,000,000** or **532** billion in scientific notation.

It’s crucial to remember that depending on the situation or system, the precise format used to represent scientific notation sans the letter “e” can change.

## Excel Scientific Notation Without e to Numbers : 7 Quick Tricks

In this segment, we will discuss **7 **quick tricks to convert scientific notation without **e **to numbers. In some cases, we will use **Excel **functions and in some cases, we will use different **Excel **options. Let’s see the procedures.

### 1. Apply Excel INT Function to Convert Scientific Notation to Number Without e

One of the easiest ways to remove scientific notation **e **and convert to standard numbers is to use **the INT** **function**. Let’s see how we can use it.

- Firstly, create a dataset where some data are in scientific format i.e the numbers are represented with scientific notation
**e**. Our data in the**Distance from Earth (m)**column is in scientific format.

- Then, use the following formula in cell
**D5**to convert the data of cell**C5**to a normal number.

`=INT(C5)`

In the formula, the **INT **function converts the format of the number from scientific to normal number.

- Finally, use the
**Fill Handle**of**Excel**to copy the formula in the following cells.

### 2. Insert Excel TRIM Function to Get Rid of Scientific Notation

We can also use the **TRIM **function to get rid of scientific notation **e**. It has only one argument. Let’s see the procedures.

- Simply, apply the following formula to get rid of scientific notation
**e**.

`=TRIM(C5)`

- Use
**Fill Handle**to copy the formula.

### 3. Use of TRUNC Function to Avoid Scientific Notation and Get Numbers Without e

The **TRUNC **function can also be used to do the same task. The advantage of using this function is- it can cut digit after decimal by using a second argument. We are showing the way below.

- Simply, apply the following formula and press
**Enter**.

`=TRUNC(C5,0)`

- Also, use the
**Fill Handle**.

- In the formula,
**0**as the argument for**TRUNC**means we won’t cut any digit after decimal point.

### 4. Combination of LEFT, TEXT, FIND, ROUND and LEN Functions to Remove Scientific Notations

Now, let’s use a combination of functions- LEFT, TEXT, FIND, ROUND, and LEN functions to remove scientific notation **e**. This time, it’ll be a bit complex but no worries we have provided the formula breakdown to understand easily

- Primarily, we’ll need a helper column in which the coefficient of the scientific number is separated. Use the following formula for that. Don’t forget to copy the formula with
**Fill Handle**.

`=LEFT(TEXT(C5,"0.0E+0"),FIND("E",TEXT(C5,"0.0E+0"))-1)`

**Formula Breakdown:**

**TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”)**: This part converts the value in cell**C5**to a text format using the “**0E+0**” format. The “**0.0E+0**” format ensures that the number is displayed in scientific notation with one digit before the decimal point and one digit after the decimal point.**FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))**: We used the**FIND**function to locate the position of the letter “**E**” within the text generated in the previous step. This helps identify the position where the exponent starts.**FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-1**: By subtracting**1**from the result of the**FIND**function, we obtain the position of the last digit of the coefficient in the scientific notation.**LEFT(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”), FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-1)**: We used the**LEFT**function then to extract the leftmost characters from the text generated in step 1, stopping at the position identified in step 3. This effectively gives us the coefficient without the “**E**” exponent notation.

- Finally, use the following formula to get rid of scientific notation
**e**.

`=ROUND(D5*10^(RIGHT(TEXT(C5,"0.0E+0"),LEN(TEXT(C5,"0.0E+0"))-FIND("E",TEXT(C5,"0.0E+0")))),2)`

**Formula Breakdown:**

**TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”)**: This part converts the value in cell**C5**to a text format using the “**0E+0**” format, ensuring that it is displayed in scientific notation.**FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))**: The**FIND**function locates the position of the letter “**E**” within the text generated in step 1, identifying where the exponent starts.**LEN(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))**: The**LEN**function determines the length of the text generated in step 1, giving us the total number of characters.**LEN(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))**: By subtracting the position of “**E**” (from step 2) from the total number of characters (from step 3), we obtain the length of the exponent.**RIGHT(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”), LEN(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))**): We used the**RIGHT**function to extract the rightmost characters from the text generated in step 1, starting from the position we determined in step 4. This gives us the exponent.**D5*10^(RIGHT(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”), LEN(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))))**: This part multiplies the value in cell**D5**with**10**raised to the power of the exponent obtained in step 5, effectively calculating the value without the scientific notation.**ROUND(D5*10^(RIGHT(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”), LEN(TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”))-FIND(“E”, TEXT(C5, “0.0E+0”)))), 2)**: We used the**ROUND**function to round the result obtained in step 6 to two decimal places.

### 5. Use of Copy Paste Options to Convert Scientific Notation to Numbers Without e

There’s an absolutely easy way to do the task. We will simply copy the number with scientific notation and paste them as values. Let’s see the procedures. As it’s a kind of manual process so not feasible for a large dataset.

- Firstly, select the cells with data and copy them by pressing
**Ctrl + C**.

- Afterward, right-click on the cell where you want the result to appear.
- Finally, select
**Paste as Values**from the**Paste Special**option of the**context menu**.

- As a result, you will see the numbers don’t have the scientific notation any more.

### 6. Apply Custom Number Format to Convert Scientific Notation Without e

You can also change the number format of the cells before entering the data to remove scientific notation **e**. Follow the instructions.

- Firstly, select the cells with data. Go to
**Number Format**box of the ribbon, and select**More Number Formats**.

- Then, select
**Number**from the number format tab and choose your required decimal values. Press**OK**.

- Finally, you will see the number without
**e**.

### 7. Insert Apostrophe Before Number to Remove e

There’s another way to remove scientific notation. We can insert an **apostrophe **“**‘**” sign before the number to do that. Remember we will convert the numbers to text format and that’s why it will remove the scientific notation.

- Simply, insert an
**apostrophe**“**‘**” sign before the number and press**Enter**. This will do the trick.

The green sign at the edge of the cells declare that you have stored the numbers as text now.

## Why Does Excel Change Long Numbers to e+?

When a number has more than a particular number of digits, **Excel **automatically converts it to the “**e+**” scientific notation format. This behavior is **Excel’s **default setting and is designed to aid in organizing and presenting large numbers without consuming an excessive amount of cell space.

**Excel **can more effectively represent very big or very small numbers by employing scientific notation with the “**e+**” format. A number is represented using the “**e+**” format as a coefficient multiplied by **10 **and raised to a specific power (exponent). For instance, **1.23E+10** denotes **1.23 **raised to the power of** 10**, or **1.23** multiplied by **10**.

**Excel’s **default behavior can be changed by altering the cell’s formatting options or by extracting and manipulating data with formulas.

## Frequently Asked Questions

**How can I stop Excel from converting lengthy numeric expressions to scientific notation?**

**Ans:** You can modify the formatting of the cell(s) to a **number format** with the desired amount of decimal places or use a custom number format to stop **Excel** from automatically converting large integers to scientific notation. Simply right-click on the cell or cells, choose “**Format Cells**” , navigate to the “**Number**” tab, and select the desired number format.

**How many digits can Excel support without resorting to scientific notation?**

**Ans:** **Excel **can handle a maximum of **15** digits without resorting to scientific notation. **Excel** will automatically convert numbers with more than **15 **digits to scientific notation.

**Is it possible to modify Excel’s default behavior such that it always displays long numbers without scientific notation?**

**Ans:** No, **Excel **automatically converts long numbers to scientific notation by default when they reach a particular level. **Excel** does not allow for a global adjustment to this behavior. However, you can format individual cells as previously mentioned to display integers without scientific notation.

## Things to Remember

- In some formulas, we used cell references. Be Careful about the absolute cell references.
- You can change the format of the cells to take the input as a normal number or text format even before entering data.
- The entered data should be a large number to express the power of scientific notation
**e**.

## Conclusion

In conclusion, you can enhance data analysis and presentation by translating scientific notation to numbers without the “**e**” exponent in **Excel**. **Excel **provides efficient ways to present lengthy figures in a more user-friendly fashion, whether through formulas or custom formatting. You may maximize the use of your **Excel** spreadsheets when working with scientific data by becoming an expert in these methods.

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