Format Cells as Text in Excel

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This free Excel macro formats a selection of cells as Text in Excel. This macro applies the Text number format to cells in Excel. This means that all contents of a cell are treated as text and, though you can display numbers in the same cells, text is formatted to align to the left of a cell. This means that numbers with text formatting will appear on the left side of a cell.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Format Cells as Text in Excel

Sub Format_Cell_Text()

Selection.NumberFormat = "@"

End Sub





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How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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