In this article, we will learn How to Change Heading Numbers to Text in Excel.
Numbers and text in Excel
Excel takes value in two forms: Numbers and text. Text is aligned to go to the left left side of the cell whereas numbers are aligned to go right. Date, time, percentage, currency all include as numbers.
Convert to text in Excel
There are many ways to convert numbers to text in Excel. But will explain some of the most common practices.
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have a sample data with a header row.
As you can see the date values having year is given in the header row. So this cell can be treated as other headers (text values). So we convert this cell using the steps explained below.
Use Apostrophe char ( ' ) before cell value
As you can see the cell value shifts to left aligned which means it will be treated as text value.
Or you can just select the cells and go to home > change General to text (under number format).
Or you can right click the selected cells and Select Format cells. Under format cells option, change the format cell
Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
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