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Adding Leading Zeroes to ZIP Codes in Excel

Adding leading zeroes to ZIP codes in Excel is a simple process that can be completed in a few steps.

  1. First, open your Excel spreadsheet and locate the column containing the ZIP codes you wish to add leading zeroes to.
  2. Next, select the cells in that column. Right-click on the selection and choose "Format Cells" from the menu that appears.
  3. When the Format Cells window opens, select the "Number" tab. In the Category list, choose "Custom."
  4. In the Type field, enter "00000" (without the quotation marks). This will ensure that all ZIP codes in that column will be five digits long, with any missing digits replaced by leading zeroes.
  5. Click OK to close the Format Cells window and apply your changes.

That's all there is to it! Adding leading zeroes to ZIP codes in Excel is quick and easy using the above method.

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