# [access-uk] Re: Excel help please

• From: catherineturner2007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
• To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:35:15 +0100

```Hi,

Thanks - this kind of helps but not really as I've realised I don't
want Excel to treat 10/1 as a piece of text or date, but rather as a
fraction.

Basically what I'm wanting to do is make it convert odds expressed as
fractions into odds expressed as decimals.  So if I type 10/1 in cell
a1, I then want to do a formula in A2 which is a1 +1.  Whatever the
fractions are I put in row 1, I want it to do a sum on them and add 1.

I've also now realised that even if I just type 10 it converts it into 10 Jan...

Catherine

On 8/15/08, Griffiths, Steve <Steve.Griffiths@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Or, put an apostrophe before the number and Excel will treat it as text.
> So '1/3 will appear as 1/3 in the cell.
>
> Steve
>
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> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Excel help please
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> Highlight the cell or range of cells in question,
> Ctrl+1 (format cells)
> Tab (you will probably hear 'date' spoken).
> Press t until you hear 'text' spoken.
> Press 'enter'
> Job done
>
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> Catherine Turner
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:46 PM
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> Subject: [access-uk] Excel help please
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> Hi,
>
> How can I stop Excel from converting 1/3 (one slash three) into a date
> automatically?  I just want it to stay as 1/3.  I suppose this is in
> auto format somewhere but I can't figure out where...
>
> Catherine
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