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Excel 2003/2007/2010 - Formatting Zip code + 4 cells

Posted on 2012-03-20
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I have a zip code 11111.
I would like to format it as 11111-0000 (I do not yet have the final four digits.)

Yet when I format it as 00000-0000, my digits appear in the rightmost group, not the leftmost group, which is what I want.
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Excel is not smart enough to know that the five digits belong in the left part.

You will have to use another column to display the zip codes or edit them to include the +4 part.

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If you use a second column use this formula to create a zip+4 value that will format correctly:

=IF(A1<100000,A1*10000,A1)

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