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Excel: Using the single quote

Excel: Using the single quote: Help Yourself: Tech Tips
Excel: Using the single quote: Help Yourself: Tech Tips

In an Excel worksheet, when the first character in a cell is the single quote or tick mark, the cell is formatted to display text. Use the tick to prefix a number stored as text, such as a zip code or phone number. A cell storing a number as text is flagged with an error. To display a single quote at the start of text in a cell, type two single quotes.

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