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How to make excel cell editor property as text by default in excel.

Actually cell property is general.How can i make that as text in excel

(Right click on excel cell editor

click on format cell

In number tab it highlight general only

How can i change general to text default)

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  1. Ctrl + A (Select all),
  2. Ctrl + 1 (Format Cells),
  3. Select Text from the Category column and press OK.

But if you set all cells to Text formatting you lose the ability to enter formulas, in which case you might as well be using a table in Microsoft Word.

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before modifying the cell its ok but after modifying cells and i change property then its not by default i have to change one time and then changes will occur every time when ever iam using excel – user111921 Jan 3 '12 at 5:16

Here're the official Microsoft instructions on how to start Excel with a specific workbook template. You need to review the last section called "Save workbook settings you want to use every time you start Excel with a workbook template (book.xlt)".

Use Mike Fitzpatrick's instructions to create the styling template.

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You could also change Personal.XLSX because Excel will use it by default for any new workbook – JMax Jan 3 '12 at 7:46
The question is about Excel 2003. – dnbrv Jan 3 '12 at 12:04
Damn! but my comment is still worth it with the Personal.xls – JMax Jan 3 '12 at 12:52

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