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The TEXT function allows you to change the appearance of a number by using format codes to apply formatting to it. It comes in handy when you need to present numbers in a more understandable style or when you want to blend numbers with text or symbols.

  • Make a selection of the cells you want to format.
  • Click the arrow in the Number category on the Home tab.
  • In the Category list, select Custom, and then select a built-in format that looks similar to the one you desire.

A text string, usually referred to as a string or just text, is a collection of characters used as data in a spreadsheet software. Words make up the majority of text strings, although they can also include letters, numbers, special characters, the dash symbol, and the number sign.

When concatenating a formatted number to a text string, the TEXT method comes in handy. "Sales climbed by over $43,500 last year," for example, where the figure 43500 has been represented with a currency sign and a thousands separator. The number formatting will be stripped if you don't use the TEXT function.

Cells should be selected-> From the Number Tab of Format Cells, press Ctrl+1. Choose "custom" from the drop-down menu and paste it into the Type edit box below.

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