Use Microsoft® Excel Differently to Gain a Productive Edge
Issue - Nov 2012
Assuming that you have a range of cells containing
containing both texts & numbers within the same cell. You would like to extract the numbers for
some calculation, such as addition.
When you apply the formulas LEFT, MID or RIGHT to the range of cells, Excel immediately
present the extract numbers as text. In the example below, I have extracted numbers from Column A using
When I try to sum up the 3 numbers in (B2:B4), it returns zero... more on numbers-displayed-as-text
Here's a question from our members:
I have a column in which I enter numbers e. g. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 as on. Suppose if I remove /deleted any number e. g. 3, then further columns should automatically adjusted as 3 4 5 as on. PLEASE refer attached sheet, so you will get exact idea what do I want. THANKING YOU.
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