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Converting Forced Text to Numbers in Excel

There are a few different ways to convert text to numbers in Excel. One way is to use the VALUE function. The VALUE function takes a text value and returns it as a number. For example, if you have a cell that contains the text "1,000", you can use the VALUE function to return the number 1000. To do this, you would enter the following formula into a cell:

=VALUE("1,000")

Another way to convert text to numbers in Excel is to use the NUMBERVALUE function. The NUMBERVALUE function is similar to the VALUE function, but it also lets you specify the decimal separator character and the thousands separator character. For example, if you have a cell that contains the text "1.000,00", you can use the NUMBERVALUE function to return the number 1000. To do this, you would enter the following formula into a cell:

=NUMBERVALUE("1.000,00", ",", ".")

You can also use the TEXT function to convert numbers to text. The TEXT function takes a number and returns it as text. For example, if you have a cell that contains the number 1000, you can use the TEXT function to return the text "1,000". To do this, you would enter the following formula into a cell:

=TEXT(1000, "#,###")

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