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I want to tranform multiples text cells (with numbers in it), to numeric type of cells. To finally manipulate the numbers

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marked as duplicate by nixda, Tog, Shekhar, Carl B, Kevin Panko Dec 1 '13 at 0:11

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google.no/… – Benteh Nov 29 '13 at 21:12
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@boblet That isn't the way SU wants you to respond to simple questions: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5280/embrace-the-non-googlers – nixda Nov 30 '13 at 10:48
    
I stand corrected, I beg your pardon. – Benteh Nov 30 '13 at 10:48
    
@boblet You're welcome – nixda Nov 30 '13 at 10:50

There are a number of methods. Here's the best I've heard:

  • Put the value zero in a spare cell
  • Copy that cell
  • Select the text cells you want to transform
  • Use paste special and select Add, Values

If you learn to use the keyboard, this takes a fraction of a second.

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