How to Change Number Format in Excel

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  1. Excel is becoming un-usable for simple tasks. I’m typing in numbers like 1, 2, 3, and getting .01, .02, .03. The data inputting is simple but the extra time required is excessive. What is needed is a simple Reset function to set excel to the common configuration.

    • Reply Lutfor Rahman Shimanto
      Lutfor Rahman Shimanto Feb 7, 2024 at 3:20 PM

      Hello FRED FUTCH

      Thanks for sharing your problem. You might be experiencing some formatting issues in Excel when inputting numbers.

      Ensure that the cells where you are typing numbers are formatted as General or Number. Sometimes, Excel may automatically apply a different format if it detects a specific pattern in the data.

      Sometimes, Excel’s behaviour can be influenced by the regional settings on your computer. Make sure that your computer’s regional settings are configured correctly.

      Hopefully, the idea will help in your situation; good luck.

      Lutfor Rahman Shimanto

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