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Formatting Canadian Postal Codes in Excel

When it comes to formatting Canadian postal codes in Excel, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, all Canadian postal codes are six characters long and they are always formatted in this way: A1A 1A1. The first three characters of the postal code represent the forward sortation area, which is the main section of the postal code. The next three characters represent the local delivery unit, which is the last three characters of the postal code.

In terms of actually formatting the postal code cells in Excel, there are a few different ways you can go about doing this. One way is to simply format the cells as text cells. This will ensure that the postal code is always entered in the correct format, and it will also prevent any unwanted changes from being made to the postal code. Another way you can format Canadian postal codes in Excel is by using a custom number format. To do this, select the cell or range of cells that you want to format and then click on the 'Format Cells' button. In the 'Number' tab, select 'Custom' from the list of options and then enter the following number format: A0A 0A0;@.

This custom number format will ensure that all Canadian postal codes are entered in the correct format, and it will also prevent any unwanted changes from being made to the postal code. Whichever method you choose to use for formatting Canadian postal codes in Excel, just make sure that you use one of these methods so that your postal codes are always entered in the correct format.

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