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I need help formatting numbers in Excel

Posted on 2013-06-12
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Hi Experts,
I have a couple of ExCEL questions.  
1) If I have a column of numbers without a decimal point and would like to make the two right-most characters the decimal values, how would I do this?

for example:
15895  should become  158.95
75642  should become  756.42


2) If I have a column with 10 characters and some of those characters are negative numbers with leading 0's, how can I remove the leading 0's?

for example:
000-2548  should become -2548
00-14587  should become -14587


Thank you very much in advance,
mrotor
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1. just divide by 100

=F15/100

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2. enter this

=MID(F15,FIND("-",F15),LEN(F15))

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Without formulas:

1.  Enter 100 in an empty cell and copy that cell, then select the range to change, right-click and select Paste Special, then select Divide and click Ok.

2. Select the range to fix, hit CTRL+H (or Edit|Replace) and enter *- (i.e. asterisk and minus) in the Find What field.  Enter just a minus (-) in the Replace with field.  Hit Replace All.
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