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Using VBA in Excel, how can I copy a numeric text value down a column without entering as a series?

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I am trying to copy a number as text down a column but my VBA code is writing the values in a series.  In the attached example, I want to copy the string "301" down a formatted text column but Excel writes "301", "302", "303" etc.  How do I do it? InsertOfficeNo.xlsm
Sub I_InsertOfficeNo()
'
' I_InsertOfficeNo Macro
' Inserts OfficeNo in COL D
'
Dim lastrow As Integer
Dim officeNo As String

lastrow = Cells(Rows.Count, "H").End(xlUp).Row
officeNo = 301

Sheets("Sheet1").Activate
Columns("D:D").Insert
    Range("D2").Value = officeNo
    Range("D2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("D2:D" & lastrow), Type:=xlFillDefault
    Range("D1").Value = "Office"
   
End Sub

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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
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Use:

    Range("D2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("D2:D" & lastrow), Type:=xlFillCopy

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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More specifically, just set the value:

Sub I_InsertOfficeNo()
'
' I_InsertOfficeNo Macro
' Inserts OfficeNo in COL D
'
Dim lastrow As Integer
Dim officeNo As String

lastrow = Cells(Rows.Count, "H").End(xlUp).Row
officeNo = 301

Sheets("Sheet1").Activate
Columns("D:D").Insert
    Range("D2:D" & lastrow).Value = officeNo
    Range("D1").Value = "Office"
   
End Sub

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by:thutchinson
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Thanks for helping a rookie Kevin!
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