Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Questions? Ask a IT Expert for Support ASAP

Ask a Computer Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Microsoft Office
This answer was rated:

How do I copy a number in microsoft excel and paste it in

"text" format? Thanks...
How do I copy a number in microsoft excel and paste it in "text" format? Thanks
Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
6/17/2017
Elgin Vega
Category: Microsoft Office
Satisfied Customers: 149
Experience: Tech Support annalist at Dell
Verified

Hi, my name is***** will try my best to help you resolve your problem.

To copy that number in text format just right the number and select format cell then select text then ok.

After that you will be able to copy the number as text.

Let me know if works.

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
hi Thanks for the reply but when I do that, nothing comes out. Its blank. But I can past it regular and then highlight it and then go to format and then change it to text. But the problem is that when I do that, it shows up as scientific notation. Like 9078+E. I can double click on it and it reverts back to the number and thats what I want, but the problem is that I have like thousands of row and I cannot double click on each on of them.

copy the number first then convert it to text.

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
when I convert it to text it shows up as scientific notation. Here is the number I'm working with 999000530979

The only way is if you format to number and it will work

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but if i format it to number, its not a text format anymore. I need it to be text
Josh
Josh, Computer Enthusiast
Category: Microsoft Office
Satisfied Customers: 21,332
Experience: Microsoft Office expert
Verified

Hi,

Right click on the cell and select Paste Special

Select Text then OK

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but then it shows to scientific notation. I don't want that.

The cell is likely too small.

Go to the top and expand the cell and it will show the number if you make it big enough

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i tried that. I don't think its too small. it automatically changes to scientific notation. Here is the number I'm working with 999000530979

Please expand the row.

As a test, I had the same issue until I expanded the row at the top.

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i did. Same thing. You probably double clicked on it. If you double clicked on it, it will turn into numbers

If you double click on the column at the top, it will expand the cell large enough to display all of the numbers.

The reason it is showing a scientific number is ***** the cell is too small to show all of the numbers.

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
which row? the column?

Yes, the column at the top. (A, B, C, D, etc)

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it does nothing for me

Right click on the cell then Format Cell

Select Number then Decimal Places at 0 then OK

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
if i did that, then it will become number and not text

I am not sure that I understand -- 999000530979 is a number

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the format would be a "number". I want the format to be a "text"

Right click on the cell then Format Cell

Select Custom then OK

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
which custom you want me to use?

I apologize, I meant Special then OK (use the already selected option for Zip Code)

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i tried that before already

I was able to use that option on my sheet

You have to make sure the column is wide enough too

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but your changing it to another format. I need it to stay in text

May I know the reason that you need to keep a number as text?

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
because thats the format I need for work.

Thank you.

I will opt out and allow another expert to help you with this issue. You will see a message when the next expert replies here.

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
flopcat98
flopcat98, Consultant
Category: Microsoft Office
Satisfied Customers: 9,147
Experience: degree in comp sci. 20+ years install work with networks for small and large companies
Verified

there is a formula that you can use to convert numbers to text

give me a minute and i will get it for you

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question

in the cell that you want the text

put the formula

=text(A1,"0.0")

where A1 is the cell that the orignal number was in

and "0.0" is the way that you want the text to look so "0" would give you only the whole number "0.00" would give you two decimal places etc

if that is not text enough you can copy that cell and paste special into another cell selecting "value" as the paste special type.

flopcat98
flopcat98, Consultant
Category: Microsoft Office
Satisfied Customers: 9,147
Experience: degree in comp sci. 20+ years install work with networks for small and large companies
Verified
flopcat98 and 87 other Microsoft Office Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thank you

You are very welcome. Gad i could help

if you have any problems in the future please come back and ask for me

thanks again for the rating

Ask Your Own Microsoft Office Question
Ask flopcat98 Your Own Question
flopcat98
flopcat98
flopcat98, Consultant
Category: Microsoft Office
Satisfied Customers: 9,147
9,147 Satisfied Customers
Experience: degree in comp sci. 20+ years install work with networks for small and large companies

flopcat98 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed.

One Happy CustomerNew York

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

jstinehelfer

jstinehelfer

Information Systems Manager

36 satisfied customers

A+ Comptia Certified computer repair

JasonJames122

JasonJames122

Computer Enthusiast

0 satisfied customers

I manage all information systems (network of Windows PC's and servers with Microsoft Office products) for a small business

Jess M.

Jess M.

Computer Support Specialist

701 satisfied customers

Computer Software Specialist for more than 10 years

The-PC-Guy

The-PC-Guy

Computer Manager

588 satisfied customers

20 years experience providing remote computer support

James K.

James K.

Consultant

260 satisfied customers

Technical Director of IT Company

IT Miro

IT Miro

Computer Scientist

157 satisfied customers

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Microsoft Certified Professional

Chris L.

Chris L.

Support Specialist

147 satisfied customers

Certified Expert with over 10 years experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Microsoft Office Questions
Publisher just shut down and I lost all of my work! Any way
Publisher just shut down and I lost all of my work! Any way to reclaim? … read more
caraleneK
caraleneK
Service Manager
1,676 satisfied customers
I would like to access ‘my documents' folder. I would like
I would like to access ‘my documents' folder JA: What application are you using? Customer: I would like to access my ‘my documents' folder JA: Have you installed any updates recently? Customer: How do… read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
Cannot add a shadow on MS WORD rectangle. Lenovo. not sure
Geeksquad attempted this morning suggested I try MS. … read more
Jess M.
Jess M.
Computer Support Specialist
Bachelor's Degree
701 satisfied customers
I recently followed the prompt to update my MS operating
I recently followed the prompt to update my MS operating System, 10. Now when I create a file and try to save it, Word stops working. This is very problematic to getting work done. What's the fix? … read more
George Sibiya
George Sibiya
PhD
217 satisfied customers
I am told that my contact for Microsoft Office has expired.
I am told that my contact for Microsoft Office has expired. I enjoy Office as it is, an element included in my iMac purchase as "Office for Mac". I believe that this lies in a lasting agreement that a… read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
I need help to access my smilebox account. Desk top computer
probably not-being retired my wife and I reside at a different location and do not have access to this computer … read more
Kris R
Kris R
IT Manager
Computing
2,652 satisfied customers
It stop working in my computer. I cannot save at all, and I
it stop working in my computer. I cannot save at all, and I lost all the files I tried to save since last night. … read more
Bryan
Bryan
IT Consultant
8,751 satisfied customers
I forgot my login password, [email protected], I tried and
I forgot my login password,***@******.***, I tried and tried until blocked out, I now have a new account but I can't removing my old password. … read more
George Sibiya
George Sibiya
PhD
217 satisfied customers
Had office on w 10. lost it all to restore. now I want
had office on w 10. lost it all to restore. now I want office back but don't have a clue what my office key is. help … read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
I purchased the home edition of Offcie 365 and installed but
I purchased the home edition of Offcie 365 and installed but looks like everything remains 2007. Also I thougtt I was buying a premium outlook separately but ended up being the personal version of 365… read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
Thank you for asking. I am using MacOS 10.13 with MS Word
Thank you for asking. I am using MacOS 10.13 with MS Word for Mac 15.41 and keep getting this message: "You cannot save while the file is in use by another process. Try saving the file with a new name… read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
H Hallsey .I tried to sign onto my hotmail account but have
Hello my name is***** .I tried to sign onto my hotmail account but have run into road block after road block .For one thing I originally used***@******.*** for my hotmail adress and***@******.*** as m… read more
Josh
Josh
Computer Enthusiast
21,332 satisfied customers
Forgot password. Cannot open e-mail. Outlook. My account was
My account was hacked. Tried to change password. Ran into trouble. Bell helped somewhat, except I lost the ability to reach my messages.… read more
Josh
Josh
Computer Enthusiast
21,332 satisfied customers
Documents sent to wrong printer. In addition, wrong network
In addition, wrong network was chosen to the printer where the documents were sent . Home computer. … read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
My userid has been locked up and I need to install a
my userid has been locked up and I need to install a Microsoft Office … read more
Kris R
Kris R
IT Manager
Computing
2,652 satisfied customers
I am finishing work on a large textbook and I find I cannot
I am finishing work on a large textbook and I find I cannot open my word documents.It says I do not have access to them. This is really frightening!! I need help. … read more
RussellA
RussellA
Solutions Architect
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
123 satisfied customers
H, Pearl. I can't log in to my office 365 account. Office
H, Pearl. I can't log in to my office 365 account. … read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
I can't recover a really important document that I was
I can't recover a really important document that I was working on … read more
bbao
bbao
Freelance IT Consultant
74 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x