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How in excel do I format as absolutely text, don not mess with it at all !!

Posted on 2011-03-21
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I need my data exactly as I put it in.
one field is:
2011-03-27
even formated as "text" Excell likes to play with it.  j
the old trick of putting a single quote in front of it can not work here because I can not
have it here.   This feeds a script into another app.  

Notepad does it but I want to have mutiple records  ( info on servers )



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jimyX earned 500 total points
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You need to format the cells as Text before adding your data.
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by:ragnarok89
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format the cell as a date, and specify that particular format. it's available by default:

 Date Format
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Format the cells as text, (right click format | number | text) ... but do it before entering any data!

Chris
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by:jimyX
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Here is a sample:
Sample.xls
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by:TIMFOX123
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thank you all.  

Sorry I think Jimmy had it and others pretty much agreed with his solution.  
Thank you all
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