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Why is 128 code coming out as a scientific notation?

1st time I've had this problem and can't figure it out..
16 digit number looks fine in excel. - 3813287586376150
The resulting 128 bar code = 3.81328758637615e+15

I'm using the IDAutomation VBA macro and the IDAutomation Universal Font. Done this many, many times without a problem.
I know 16 digits can be an issue in excel but when I get the 16 digits to display properly in excel, I've never had the barcode then convert to the scientific notation...

Operating System: Mac osX

Application: Excel Mac

06-12-19     37 day(s) ago    

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Make sure the cells you are encoding are set to Text instead of the default format. You can also do a static test to make sure it is not the function itself by encoding the data directly in the function.
Example: =Code128("3813287586376150")
If this works, use a process of elimination to find the problem.

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