How to add '00' in front of a column in excel2003

Any operation can do, or how to program in macro

Thanks.
turbot_yuAsked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
In another column, you can use a formula like:
="00"&A1
and copy down. Then copy and paste special-Values onto the original column if you wish.
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jimyXCommented:
Add a single quote (apostrophe) '
'00
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You can also use this custom number format

"00"General;;"00"@
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
May I know where to put '00 and "00"General;;"00"@

Thanks.
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jppintoCommented:
Right click on the cells that you want to format and select Format Cells. Then go where you can see on the attached image.

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:

Select the data
press ctrl-1
Select Number tab
Enter the string int the "Type" window
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dolbyhomeCommented:
you can type '00 (single quote zero zero) into the actual cell
The General;;"00"@ setting will be in options of the number format of the cell
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jimyXCommented:
As an simple operation, just to insert ' at the beginning of the value in the intended cell.
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
I tried it gives error as below.

MS office excel cannot use the number format you typed.

Try using one ..............
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Copy the entire line including quotes
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Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
Is prefixing with 2 zeroes really what you want? I've put 2 examples (number and text) in an excel sheet, basically just started with "Record Macro" and then pressed Alt-F11 to edit the code.

The first one changes the format, the second one updates the text cells, prefixing with "00", you can run the macro's by pressing Alt-F8.

 Book1.xls

Hope this helps!
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Is there any chance that you are using a regional settings where the delimiter is different from the comma....etc?
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