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Q: Excel Worksheet (using Excel for Mac 2004) question - ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Excel Worksheet (using Excel for Mac 2004) question -
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: mommia-ga
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Posted: 01 Nov 2006 10:42 PST
Expires: 01 Dec 2006 10:42 PST
Question ID: 779145
I am working o a simple excel file. In one column, labeled "product id
code". This column has either 2 or 3 digit numbers in it. I need to
add an 8 or 9 digit number to every cell in front of the existing
number. Is there an easy way of doing this? Basically I am trying to
add a bar code prefix to each product id number. I am adding the same
number each time (either 89489800 or 894890 depending on if it is a 2
or 3 digit number. ) Right now I am just pasting it into every cell
and it is taking a while to do.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Excel Worksheet (using Excel for Mac 2004) question -
From: joet31124-ga on 01 Nov 2006 12:20 PST
If Product ID Code is in Column B and contains the 2 or 3 digit
number, then select cell C2 and type this formula (assuming that the
first number is in cell B2):
You can then copy and paste this formula as far down the C column as
you want (or you can drag down on the little black spot at the lower
right corner of cell C2).
Subject: Re: Excel Worksheet (using Excel for Mac 2004) question -
From: agbinfo-ga on 05 Nov 2006 08:44 PST
Try this

If column A contains your data, enter this formula in column B

If you don't want to carry the formula, you can cut column B and
paste-special (values only) back to A then delete B.

Hope that helps,
- Alain

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