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How to convert scientific notation to text or number in Excel?

 
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Generally speaking, when you enter the number which length is longer than 11 digits, Excel will convert it to scientific notation automatically. And these scientific notations are very annoying, so you want to convert them to normal numbers as left screenshots shown. How could you solve this task in Excel?

Convert scientific notation to text with adding single quote before the number

Convert scientific notation to text with Format Cells function

Convert scientific notation to text with formulas

Convert scientific notation to text with Kutools for Excel


Convert scientific notation to normal numbers:

With Kutools for Excel's Convert Between Text and Number feature, you can quickly convert all selected numbers to text format values and vice versa.

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arrow blue right bubble Convert scientific notation to text with adding single quote before the number


Before you enter the numbers, you can type a single quote ’ first, and the numbers will not become the scientific notation, see the following screenshots:

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arrow blue right bubble Convert scientific notation to text with Format Cells function

If you have a lot of numbers which are displayed as the scientific notation, and you are tired of entering them repeatedly with the above method, you can convert them with the Format Cells function in Excel.

1. Select the data range that you want to convert.

2. Right click, and choose Format Cells from the context menu, see screenshot:

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3. In the Format Cells dialog, under the Number tab, click Custom from the Category list box, input the number 0 into the Type box, see screenshot:

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4. Then click OK button, and the cell numbers which displayed as scientific notation have been converted to normal numbers.


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The following formulas also can help you to convert the list of scientific notation to text.

1. Please enter this formula: =trim(A1) into a blank cell, B1 for instance, see screenshot:

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2. Then drag the fill handle over to the range that you want to apply this formula, and you will get the result as you want:

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Note: This UPPER function: =UPPER(A1) also can help you, please apply any one as you like.


arrow blue right bubble Convert scientific notation to text with Kutools for Excel

If you have installed Kutools for Excel, you can use the Convert between Text and Number feature to finish this job.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Highlight the data range that you want to convert.

2. Click Kutools > Content > Convert between Text and Number, see screenshot:

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3. In the Convert between Text and Number dialog box, check Number to text option, and then click OK or Apply button, the numbers displayed as scientific notation have been converted to normal numbers in the original range. See screenshot:

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Tips:

If the length of your number is longer than 15 digits, it will not be converted to the complete numbers as you need. You just need to type the single quote before your input number or format your selected range as Text format in the Format Cells dialog box before you entering the numbers.

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arrow blue right bubble Demo: Convert scientific notation to text with Format Cells function

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    Happy User · 8 months ago
    Thank you so much!
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    DIM · 2 years ago
    Is there a way to copy it without making it a screenshot? cause when i select it, it goes back to the scientific notation
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    JO · 2 years ago
    Is there a way to recover lost leading zeros?
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    Ram · 4 years ago
    Perfect answer. The screenshots made it pretty easy to understand
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    Mukesh Jha · 4 years ago
    Its easy. please follow the below steps:

    1) Copy the Row/Column(Containing digits more than 15) and paste it on a notepad.
    2) Select the row/Column in excel where data needs to be pasted and format it in the "Text".
    3) Copy the data from notepad, right click on the row/column it needs to be pasted and then paste it as paste special.

    Problem solved.
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      vikas · 10 months ago
      NOT SOLVED. INEED TO WRITE 877211E000 BUT ITS SHOWING AFTER WRITING 8.77E+05?????

      PLEASE HELP
      MAIL ID vikas.ray1@gmail.com
      ph 9414011457
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        JIMC · 3 months ago
        WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN RESOLVED YET?

        I agree it is not solved, I have set the column formatting to text for writing in room numbers e.g. 05E22 and EXCEL RE-WROTE it as 5.00E+22
        so EXCEL IS CORRUPTING MY DATA ON ITS OWN !!! :(
        Furthermore, as I am often forced to generate room numbers from a different cell, I need the column to be formatted as general so I can use formulas to capture parts of other cells, so this workaround is MICROSOFT & EXCEL incompetence
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    Kenneth Kirk · 4 years ago
    Was looking for an easy way to convert scientific notation to Text format easily. Your page was perfect for what I needed to know and very straight forward. I will bookmark this page for future reference. Excellent work!