#### how do i sum a total in excel with numbers and text 58kg + 60kg

```I can't seem to find a formula to add a column of numbers that have text, e.g
50kg+60kg+75kg won't add - can anyone help

Many thanks
```
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Bryan1 (123)
11/22/2005 10:47:04 AM
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```Whenever you need to use numbers and text together and also need
computations, use custom formatting:

Pick an empty cell and pull-down:
Format > Cells > Number > Custom and enter General"kg"
if you then enter 100 in that cell, it will appear as 100kg, but you can
still use it for computations.
--
Gary's Student

"Bryan" wrote:

> I can't seem to find a formula to add a column of numbers that have text, e.g
> 50kg+60kg+75kg won't add - can anyone help
>
> Many thanks
```
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GarysStudent (1572)
11/22/2005 11:03:07 AM
```Hi Gary - thanks - the problem here is that I am using a weigh scales program
that exports a txt file to excel and I need to sum the total but it is coming
appreciated your help though. Thanks from Australia!

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

> Whenever you need to use numbers and text together and also need
> computations, use custom formatting:
>
>
> Pick an empty cell and pull-down:
> Format > Cells > Number > Custom and enter General"kg"
> if you then enter 100 in that cell, it will appear as 100kg, but you can
> still use it for computations.
> --
> Gary's Student
>
>
> "Bryan" wrote:
>
> > I can't seem to find a formula to add a column of numbers that have text, e.g
> > 50kg+60kg+75kg won't add - can anyone help
> >
> > Many thanks
```
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Bryan1 (123)
11/22/2005 11:18:02 AM
```Hi Bryan

Try
=--SUBSTITUTE(A1,"kg","")
this will turn your numbers from text 50kg to 50

Regards

Roger Govier

Bryan wrote:
> Hi Gary - thanks - the problem here is that I am using a weigh scales program
> that exports a txt file to excel and I need to sum the total but it is coming
> appreciated your help though. Thanks from Australia!
>
> "Gary''s Student" wrote:
>
>
>>Whenever you need to use numbers and text together and also need
>>computations, use custom formatting:
>>
>>
>>Pick an empty cell and pull-down:
>>Format > Cells > Number > Custom and enter General"kg"
>>if you then enter 100 in that cell, it will appear as 100kg, but you can
>>still use it for computations.
>>--
>>Gary's Student
>>
>>
>>"Bryan" wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I can't seem to find a formula to add a column of numbers that have text, e.g
>>>50kg+60kg+75kg won't add - can anyone help
>>>
>>>Many thanks
```
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roger1272 (620)
11/22/2005 11:32:38 AM
```Thats it - thanks very much to both of you

Regards Bryan

"Roger Govier" wrote:

> Hi Bryan
>
> Try
> =--SUBSTITUTE(A1,"kg","")
> this will turn your numbers from text 50kg to 50
>
> Regards
>
> Roger Govier
>
>
> Bryan wrote:
> > Hi Gary - thanks - the problem here is that I am using a weigh scales program
> > that exports a txt file to excel and I need to sum the total but it is coming
> > appreciated your help though. Thanks from Australia!
> >
> > "Gary''s Student" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Whenever you need to use numbers and text together and also need
> >>computations, use custom formatting:
> >>
> >>
> >>Pick an empty cell and pull-down:
> >>Format > Cells > Number > Custom and enter General"kg"
> >>if you then enter 100 in that cell, it will appear as 100kg, but you can
> >>still use it for computations.
> >>--
> >>Gary's Student
> >>
> >>
> >>"Bryan" wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I can't seem to find a formula to add a column of numbers that have text, e.g
> >>>50kg+60kg+75kg won't add - can anyone help
> >>>
> >>>Many thanks
>
```
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Bryan1 (123)
11/22/2005 11:46:11 AM

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