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Excel is adding a decimal point

I have a new copy of Excel 2007 (I use Vista). When I enter a number into a cell, e.g., "23", it becomes "2.3" unless I enter a decimal after it -- e.g., 2.3. How do I fix this?

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    I have the same problem. Its not a formatting problem. I can open a new sheet and it does it too. 100 becomes 1. I can make it work if I format the column as text, but I need it to recognize the values as numbers. When I reformat the text back to numbers, the decimal points reappear. Its not fun.



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Dear Friend,

Try right clicking the selected cell, then choose the "format cells" option. Under the tab labeled number, you can choose many different options for how you want your number displayed. The "General" option will cause it to be just plain numbering with no decimals. Let me know if this helps, if not I still have more ideas which may help.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2008


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