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excel document - make a column so that they are text rather then number

I have a column that is somehow be interpreted by excel as numbers.  How could i make it so that excel sees it as text. This is Excel 2013
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Press Ctrl+1 in that column which will open the format cell option and in their select the text option..and then enter your number and excel will read them as text..
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
The above solution is probably best, but

If you type a single inverted comma  '  before a number (or anything) it will always be seen as text by excel.
'56      The ' won't show.
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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