Print 12/1/1 in cell (Excel changes it to date or another #

While trying to formulate a magazine order list, Excel changes the number of 
magazines needed (12/1/1) to a number other than that typed into the cell.  
What I need is the number 12 (for English), 1 (for MP3) and 1 (for Finnish) 
in this particular cell.  How do I get it to print the actual numbers?
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7/15/2008 6:39:04 PM
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try putting a ' infront of the numbers


"Say Goodnight, Gracie" wrote:

> While trying to formulate a magazine order list, Excel changes the number of 
> magazines needed (12/1/1) to a number other than that typed into the cell.  
> What I need is the number 12 (for English), 1 (for MP3) and 1 (for Finnish) 
> in this particular cell.  How do I get it to print the actual numbers?
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Pimamedic (16)
7/15/2008 6:43:00 PM
Use a database:

Customer         Magazine Name        Format        Quantity
Fred                Mag1                        English        12
Fred                Mag1                        MP3            1
Fred                Mag1                        Finnish        1


etc.

Then you can pivot the data, get summary tables, filter, etc.

HTH,
Bernie
MS Excel MVP


"Say Goodnight, Gracie" <SayGoodnightGracie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:3BBA4F7E-EFCB-4570-9E5B-26E682EEE32A@microsoft.com...
> While trying to formulate a magazine order list, Excel changes the number of
> magazines needed (12/1/1) to a number other than that typed into the cell.
> What I need is the number 12 (for English), 1 (for MP3) and 1 (for Finnish)
> in this particular cell.  How do I get it to print the actual numbers? 


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Bernie
7/15/2008 6:59:02 PM
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