Solved Why can't I change excel number formatting for one number?

October 17, 2016 at 11:47:31
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 386/ 4gig
Excel 2016 giving me a headache. Every number in the column can be formatted to a 4-digit numeral (SIC Code) except 3845. This number insists on adding a decimal and two zeros. I have used very the decimal arrows, number formatting changing from one format to another, saving files as CSV and converting back, all to no avail. Anybody know how to resolve this thing?

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Memma


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October 17, 2016 at 13:45:21
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How is the data being entered, manually or imported from another source?

You could try Inserting a new column, format the new column,
then do a Copy / Paste Values and see if that works.

MIKE

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October 18, 2016 at 12:44:09
It worked! First, I saved the workbook as as csv file. Because cut and paste did not work before, I copied the column to another csv file and used formulas to transfer the numbers to another column. Then, I copied that column and pasted it as values in the original file and column. I didn't want to tinker with it after that but the change remained. I want them in numerical format before importing the worksheet into my statistical program for analysis.

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Memma


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