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Excel Numbers Show An E+ in the Number

We are in the process of encoding UPCa data (for use with the IDAutomation UPC/EAN Barcode Font Package) in Excel with the idea of importing it to InDesign in a merge-process. When we add the data, we get numbers that have an E+ in them. For example, in Excel the number 12345678911 shows as:

1.23E+10

We know this is not directly related to your encoder or software, since we have not even started using the VBA at this point. What do you think is going on and will it affect our results?

Operating System: Windows, Mac

Application: Excel, InDesign

01-10-15     1565 day(s) ago    

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James

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What is being observed is Excel trying to help by showing the number in scientific notation (as 1.23e10 or 1.23 x 1010). In reality, when the Excel cell is clicked, it is observed that the value is retained, so the encoding will not be affected.

To show the data as 12345678911:

1. Right-click and choose Format Cells:
image

2. Change the format from General to Number and specify zero number of decimal places:
image

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