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In microsoft excel, I want to use the scientific format for a number. However the built-in format will the number with one digit in the left of the point.

For example, it shows 2000000 as 2.0E+6. However I want this 20.0E+5, or 0.2E+7.

How it is possible to change the number format?

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Set the number format to the Custom category, and enter 00.0E+0. You can change the 00.0 before the decimal point in order to customize the scientific format. For example, this number format would show 20.0E+5, but if you change it to 0.0E+0, it will show as 2.0E+6.

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