When I have this as input


I want it to be displayed as

12 3456789012 3

Is this at all possible? My attempts so far were unsuccesful.


Select the cells you want and go to Format Cells > Number > Custom. Inside the Type box, enter the following expression:

## ########## #

Click OK, and you're done.

If you want to know more about Excel's Custom Number Formatting, see the answers to this question.

  • Looks like I have a different issue. It works fine in a new workbook, but not in the existing one I try to use. – Stijn Dec 13 '11 at 12:00
  • My issue was that the value was stored as text instead of a number. Thank you for your help. – Stijn Dec 13 '11 at 12:10
  • Glad to help. You're welcome. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 13 '11 at 12:11

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