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Hello,
I need some help to get a Number format in Excelsheets.
I work with artikel numbers in the format 00.0000/0
example:
When I type 201001 > be comes to 20.1001/0
When I try to get this format in the user formats doesn't this work
How become I this format working??
thanks
I need some help to get a Number format in Excelsheets.
I work with artikel numbers in the format 00.0000/0
example:
When I type 201001 > be comes to 20.1001/0
When I try to get this format in the user formats doesn't this work
How become I this format working??
thanks
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This is my first post, and I wasn't sure which forum to use. Hope this is the right one.
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This is my first post, and I wasn't sure which forum to use. Hope this is the right one.
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When my colleague views the formatting for the cells, the format is set to "Number" format, with negative numbers in red text and the format "(1234)"
When I view the formatting for the cells, the format is set to "Custom" format, with negative numbers in red and the format "#,##0;[Red]#,##0"
Why are we seeing the number formats as different, when we are viewing the same sheet with the same version of Excel (2007)?!
I am actually doing a project on OOXML and have delved into the XML underneath. In both cases the cell is referencing number format 116 (@s="116"). There is actually no number format 116 in the styles.xml file.
Is this something to do with Excel 2007 "guessing" number formats, when they are not supplied in the XML?
Would there be a difference as to how my UK copy of Excel 2007 and my colleague's US copy of Excel 2007 "guess" the formulae?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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=DATE(YEAR(E12),MONTH(E12)1,1)
And I created a custom format to look just like the one above.
My vlookup wont work...I assume its because one is a text format and the other is a number format.
Does anyone know how to correct?
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I have one for date  but it only puts it into MM/DD/YYYY format
I have several that are currency  but I get the "convert to number" error
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Hi!
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Let me know if this is enough information to answer on.. Thanks!
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Let me know if this is enough information to answer on.. Thanks!