Default number format in Excel

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    Agoes Rodiman

    Aug 9, 2018
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    I have one excel workbook and always changes number become a date, I think its about default cell number contents. How to changes it become normal as when I enter 0 a cell content is 0 not 0/0/0 as does now.
    Thanks for kind.
    Agoes Rodiman, Aug 9, 2018
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    Becky Webmistress Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum :)

    Excel shouldn't change numbers to dates by default, are you working with an old / existing spreadsheet? Click on one of the cells to see the format (displayed in the ribbon under the 'Number' section):

    excel number format.jpg

    If it is set to Date then change it to General or Number. You can do this to multiple cells at the same time by selecting them and then making the changes. You can also right click on the selected cell(s) and then selecting 'Format cells...' for more options.

    Hope this helps!
    Becky, Aug 9, 2018
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