I tried the copy/paste special on text values already, but the copy/paste
special worked for me. Even when the text values were the result of formula,
excel added *1 to the end thereby coercing the text values to numeric.
"Gord Dibben" wrote:
> If the copy and paste special>multiply did not work, perhaps your numbers are
> not "numbers" but text.
>
> In an adjacent colukmn enter =ISNUMBER(cellref) and copy down a few rows.
>
> Do you get TRUE or FALSE?
>
>
> Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
>
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:12:01 0800, Nita <(EMail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >If I need to quickly change an entire column (800 rows) of negative numbers
> >to positive numbers, what is the easiest way. I tried the paste special
> >multiply by 1, but it didn't work, I'm probably doing it wrong.
>
>
