#### How to convert numbers using dots into numbers using commas

```I have an Excel sheet with a specific range of cells that contain numbers.
The format of these cells is "General" (so not "Number").

The numbers in these cells use dots (e.g. 4.2) while I work with commas
(e.g. 4,2). Does anyone know how can I convert the numbers into numbers that
use commas?
```
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MARTIN1 (286)
12/5/2006 10:49:01 PM
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```If your system is set to use commas as decimal point you should be able to
select the range of cells with dots and Edit>Replace

what:  dot(.)

with:  comma(,)

Replace all.

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 14:49:01 -0800, Martin <Martin@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>I have an Excel sheet with a specific range of cells that contain numbers.
>The format of these cells is "General" (so not "Number").
>
>The numbers in these cells use dots (e.g. 4.2) while I work with commas
>(e.g. 4,2). Does anyone know how can I convert the numbers into numbers that
>use commas?

```
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Gord
12/5/2006 11:32:56 PM
```Thanks! That was easily solved :-)

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> If your system is set to use commas as decimal point you should be able to
> select the range of cells with dots and Edit>Replace
>
> what:  dot(.)
>
> with:  comma(,)
>
> Replace all.
>
>
> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>
> On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 14:49:01 -0800, Martin <Martin@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I have an Excel sheet with a specific range of cells that contain numbers.
> >The format of these cells is "General" (so not "Number").
> >
> >The numbers in these cells use dots (e.g. 4.2) while I work with commas
> >(e.g. 4,2). Does anyone know how can I convert the numbers into numbers that
> >use commas?
>
>
```
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MARTIN1 (286)
12/6/2006 9:43:02 AM
```Whilst it may not be immediately relevant to your problem, Finland uses a
comma for the decimal separator (and a space for the thousand separator).
Selecting Finland in the Regional and Language Options of Control Panel would
display all numbers in this format as standard.

"Martin" wrote:

> I have an Excel sheet with a specific range of cells that contain numbers.
> The format of these cells is "General" (so not "Number").
>
> The numbers in these cells use dots (e.g. 4.2) while I work with commas
> (e.g. 4,2). Does anyone know how can I convert the numbers into numbers that
> use commas?
```
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tonigee (5)
12/9/2006 6:53:02 PM

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