Microsoft Excel – adding an “X” or equivalent text in several cells in a column

I was asked recently how one could add X to every number in a cell – this would be for a product code, a part number etc.

Part numbers

This is a matter of formatting the data. Select the cells you want formatting. On the Home tab, in the Number group, click the little dialog box launcher arrow . The Format Cells dialog box will be displayed with the Number tab uppermost.

Format Cells Number tab

Click Custom. In the box to the right, choose the format that is nearest to the one you already have – in this case #,##0.

Then in the Type box adjust to what you need, in this case ###0X.

Format Cells Custom Number

Click OK. Your column will be formatted as required.

X added to numbers

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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