Note This problem does not occur if the first two letters are lowercase "i" and "d".
How to Insert an ApostropheTo add an apostrophe to the beginning of the first line of text in your file, follow these steps:
- Open the text file in a text editor, such as Notepad. Click before the first character in the first line of text. Press the APOSTROPHE key on your keyboard (').
- On the File menu, click Save. Quit the text editor. You can now open the file in Excel.
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Article ID: 323626 - Last Review: Dec 19, 2012 - Revision: 1