Character Tags - XML vs. EXCEL

Just trying to understand the encoding differences between EXCEL and XML.  I noticed EXCEL converts character tags differently then XML. In the XML file, I am using the UTF-8 encoding (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>).  Is that why the character tags are different between XML and EXCEL?  Is there anyway to have EXCEL display the same format as XML.

For example;
<BULLET/> Charge time: 1 hr;<BULLET/>

&lt;BULLET&gt; Charge time: 1 hr&lt;BULLET/&gt
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The < and > symbols have special meaning in XML (and HTML)

To get Excel to show the same, you'll need to convert those and & to their corresponding XML values:
< becomes &lt;
> becomes &gt;
& becomes &amp;

There may be a few others but those are probably 99%.  Also, you may not want to convert those inside quotes, depending on how the XML processor works.

Where in Excel are you seeing these?  When you export?

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