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How to set number/text format in Excel or PPT datasheet cells?

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Hello all,

I have a chart in MS PowerPoint.  The chart is an actual chart with a datasheet, not just a pasted in image.  A VBA macro updates the datasheet with data for the chart.  But when it inputs a number range like "3 - 10" in the column header row of the datasheet - the row that holds the titles of the columns - PPT is then applying a data ormat to them and on my chart "3-10" becomes "10-March".

So I want to explicitly set the format of the datasheet cell to "text".  But I can't find the right code.  I assume t's the samew as for Excel, as I 've found that it usually is.

Anyone kow?

Thanks.
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Range("C5").Select ' the cell you want to change

Selection.NumberFormat = "@" ' format as text (do this first)

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "10-3" ' place in the data
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Yes! We have a winner.  Worked perfectly.  Thanks a bunch.
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