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Formatting a column of telephone numbers in Excel 2007

Posted on 2011-09-23
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I have a column of telephone numbers which currently are just displaying as
"8001234567"

is there a way to format this column to 800-123-4567?
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Question by:morinia
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kgerb earned 250 total points
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Format Cells, Custom, Type

Then use this custom format

###-###-####

Kyle
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Select the column
press ctrl-1
select number tab
select custom
use this custom string:    ###-###-####
click on OK
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by:mustang83
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yes you can use the formula :

=LEFT(A2,3)&"-"&MID(A2,4,3)&"-"&MID(A2,7,4)

Just change A2 to the cell which holds the telephone number. Then hide the cell which holds the unformatted number.
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