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How to set Excel Column to Text

Data appears in scientific notation because the column is not formatted to text. How to format the column to text?


Application: Excel

02-13-14     2011 day(s) ago    

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2016 Update: A new product (Native Barcode Generator for Excel) has been released since this question was resolved that offers an easier method of generating barcodes in Excel.

The example uses Excel 2013.

1. Open Excel.


2. Right-click the cell header/letter and select Format Cells.
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3. Select the Number tab, choose Text, and select OK.
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The column is formatted to text and will display data as entered. Re-insert the value.

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