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Apostrophe in every cell

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Every one of my cells starts with an apostrophe. You can't actually see it, in the cell, but when you look double click into the cell, it shows up. I downloaded this from a website.

How do I get rid of it? Is it s problem or will the cells still work properly?

Thanks!
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That is perfectly normal.
When an apostrophe is there, it means the cell contains TEXT (not a number, not a date, etc).

You do not need to get rid of it.  Think of it as "It is not there".

HTH
Ashok
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The apostrophe indicates that the data is to be treated as text - that shouldn't be a problem unless you want to use SUM or some other mathematical functions on the data

regards, barry
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Cells will work properly.
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Thanks!
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