How to convert scientific notation to text or number in Excel?
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?
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:
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:
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:
4. Then click OK button, and the cell numbers which displayed as scientific notation have been converted to normal numbers.
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:
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:
Note: This UPPER function: =UPPER(A1) also can help you, please apply any one as you like.
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:
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:
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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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 months agoI was looking for an easy way to convert scientific notation to Text format. On your page I found what I needed to know. Many Thanks!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 months ago@JIMC It took me a minute to figure it out. So far this is the best way I could find as I had issues with those trailing zeros that no one was able to address.Open File in Notepad and SaveAs .txt
Import .txt File into Excel
Open blank Excel workbook
Data > From Text/CSV (Keyboard shortcut Alt A, FT)
Select .txt File that you saved earlier > Load
Excel will import data as a table but you will notice that all those numbers that previously had an issue will be expanded out as a regular number. Hope this helps!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years ago@vikas 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
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThank you so much!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years ago@Mukesh Jha NOT SOLVED. INEED TO WRITE 877211E000 BUT ITS SHOWING AFTER WRITING 8.77E+05?????
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years ago@Kenneth Kirk Perfect.. saves lot of time.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoIs there a way to copy it without making it a screenshot? cause when i select it, it goes back to the scientific notation
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoIs there a way to recover lost leading zeros?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoPerfect answer. The screenshots made it pretty easy to understand
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoIts 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.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 6 years agoWas 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!