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Microsoft KB Archive/35714

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Entering Numbers as Text Through an Input Box

Last reviewed: November 4, 1994
Article ID: Q35714



2.x 3.00 4.00 4.00a 5.00 | 2.20 2.21 3.00

WINDOWS                  | OS/2

kbusage The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, version 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 4.0a, 5.0
  • Microsoft Excel for OS/2 versions 2.2, 2.21, 3.0

SUMMARY

When using a type 2 (text) input box in an Excel macro, numeric text data entered as text will evaluate to a value.

MORE INFORMATION

To enter numbers as text entries, you must add an equal sign and quotes to the string before placing on a sheet. For example, the following formula will place a number entered in the input box in the active cell as text:

   =FORMULA("="""&INPUT("Enter Number",2)&"""",ACTIVE.CELL())

REFERENCES

"Microsoft Excel Function Reference," version 3.0, pages 131, 132



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Additional words: 5.00 2.00 2.0 2.01 2.1 2.10 2.2 2.21 2.20 3.00
3.0 4.00 4.0


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Last reviewed: November 4, 1994
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