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Custom Number Format using "

Custom Number Format using "

Custom Number Format using "

(OP)
Does anybody know how to define a custom number format to produce a double quote (" to represent an inch)?

RE: Custom Number Format using "

The Help file tells you to use a single backslash followed by the character you want.  

TTFN

RE: Custom Number Format using "

I'm not sure if this will help, but...
When used in formula's, four double quotes results in a single double quote

=+"Here Is a quote ->"&""""

returns

Here Is a quote ->"


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RE: Custom Number Format using "

Another example of the previous useage

=+""""

displays

"

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RE: Custom Number Format using "

So a long way around would be to create a new sheet that refers to the corresponding cell in the first sheet.

All cells except the cell in question are A1 = +Sheet1!A1

The cell to be displayed in inches is A1 = +Sheet1!A1&""""

There may be easier ways but I'm not familiar with how the custom number formats work

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RE: Custom Number Format using "

Format | Cells | Custom and then use:
0/"

as your custom format

Good Luck
johnwm
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RE: Custom Number Format using "

(OP)
Thanks all - that does the trick!

RE: Custom Number Format using "

On Johnwm's message I see three characters for the format string.

The 2nd and 3rd are / and " respectively

The first looks like a rectangle on my screen. What is it and how do I type it?

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RE: Custom Number Format using "

It's a zero (0).

Ken

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