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How can I stop my text cells which start with a dash from turning into cells where Excel expects a formula?

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up vote 16 down vote accepted

comment it using the single quote



will display -A10 in excel instead of it being misinterpreted as formula.

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Thanks! Is there any option to turn it off though so I don't have to keep using a single quote? – Sean McRaghty Dec 22 '10 at 20:13
Maybe you can set the cell formatting to text/string before entering text. – Martin Dec 22 '10 at 20:21
Preceding it by a space seems to be the easiest solution for me. Thanks everyone.... – Sean McRaghty Dec 22 '10 at 20:46

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