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SQL - how to make sure the numeric is a text when I try to copy it out to Excel

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008SQL
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When I have a table 'MyTable' with 3 text fields.  When I do a Select on a table,
Select field1, field2, field3 from MyTable
 I get the following result.
field1  | field2 | field3
0001   |John    | Smith
0020   |Mike    | Miller
1012   |David  | MacDonald

when I copy and paste to the Excel
I got  number for the first column, how can I keep it as text like the Select result.

field1  | field2 | field3
1          |John    | Smith
20        |Mike    | Miller
1012    |David  | MacDonald
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