How can I write in a text in a cell using numbers and the letters.

I'm trying to get some codes in for example 511E09 is one fo them but when I 
try to enter another code it makes the code a formula and it changes to 
5.11E+09 why is that?  I tried changing it by formatting cells to text, but 
that doesn't change it. Waht can I do?
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Sandy (74)
1/10/2005 10:03:02 PM
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Clear the data, change it to text, and then  enter it.

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"Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to get some codes in for example 511E09 is one fo them but when
I
> try to enter another code it makes the code a formula and it changes to
> 5.11E+09 why is that?  I tried changing it by formatting cells to text,
but
> that doesn't change it. Waht can I do?


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bob.phillips1 (6510)
1/10/2005 10:11:45 PM
Or start with an apostrophe:

'511E09

FYI:

511E09 looks like it's scientific notation to excel:
511 * 10^9
511 * 1,000,000,000



Sandy wrote:
> 
> I'm trying to get some codes in for example 511E09 is one fo them but when I
> try to enter another code it makes the code a formula and it changes to
> 5.11E+09 why is that?  I tried changing it by formatting cells to text, but
> that doesn't change it. Waht can I do?

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Dave Peterson
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ec357201 (5290)
1/10/2005 11:49:23 PM
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