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Converting Microsoft Excel Values to Text in an Excel Macro
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The following macro command will convert a numeric value in the active cell to a text string:
For example, when you run this command on a cell that contains the following entry:
3the entry is converted to the following:
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Microsoft Excel Version 4.0You can assign this macro to a button in Microsoft Excel version 4.0 by using the following steps:
Microsoft Excel Versions 5.0 and laterNOTE: This macro command also applies to Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, but is not required, because of the ability to format cells as text. To format cells as text in Microsoft Excel version 5.0 and 7.0, do the following:
NOTE: If you format a cell as Text in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, the underlying cell value will still be treated as a number, if that is what you entered in the cell. The following Visual Basic for Applications macro will convert underlying cell values to Text.
To use this macro, select the range of cells you want converted to text and then run the macro.
Article ID: 64681 - Last Review: November 16, 2006 - Revision: 2.2