## How do I convert a long number to Text in Excel?

Use the Format Cells option to convert number to text in Excel

- Select the range with the numeric values you want to format as text.
- Right click on them and pick the Format Cells… option from the menu list. Tip. You can display the Format Cells…
- On the Format Cells window select Text under the Number tab and click OK.

### Why does excel change long numbers to E+?

By default, when you enter a number over 12 digits in an Excel spreadsheet, it auto-corrects the number to scientific notation for brevity. For example, “879860004073” is converted to “8.7986E+11”. When Excel exports the value to a CSV or Text file, it will export what you see, not the actual 12-digit value.

**How do I show 20 digit numbers in Excel?**

If the 20-digit “number” is really an identifier and you do not intend to do arithmetic with it, you should enter it as text. You can do that either by formatting the cell as Text before entering the identifier or by typing an apostrophe (single-quote) infront of the identifier.

**Why does excel shorten long numbers?**

When Excel sees long numbers, they are formatted as scientific notation (or the ‘E’ notation, to be precise). If you save the file as a CSV and open it in a text editor, the data will still display as 1.79E+21. This is an easy problem to fix.

## How do I fix Excel##?

To fix, try increasing the column width first. Drag the column marker to the right until you have doubled or even tripled the width. If the cell displays properly, adjust the width back down as needed, or apply a shorter number format.

### Why does Excel shorten long numbers?

**How do you shorten numbers in Excel?**

Select the numbers you need to abbreviate, and right click to select Format Cells from the context menu. 3. Click OK to close dialog, now the large numbers are abbreviated. Tip: If you just need to abbreviate the large number as thousand “K” or million “M”, you can type #,”K” or #,,”M” into the textbox.

**How do I show more than 15 digits in Excel?**

Select the cell, press Ctrl+1 (shortcut for Format cells) then select ‘Text’ and click on OK. B. Open format cells options, go to custom, than in type section, enter 15 zeros (or whatever numbers you want in a cell), click OK. Done.

## How do you make Excel not round large numbers?

To stop Excel from rounding a large number, especially those exceeding 15 digits, we can:

- Format the cell as text before entering the number; or.
- Enter the number as a text by entering an apostrophe “ ‘ ” before the number. Example: Enter into cell D3: ‘346003617942512178.

### How do I enter a long number in Excel?

On the Number tab, select Text, and then click OK. Then type a long number. (Be sure to set the cell format before you type the number) If you do not want to see the warning arrows, click the small arrow, and then click Ignore Error. When you enter a long number, type a single quotation mark ( ‘) first in the cell, and then type the long number.

**Why can’t we display long numbers in Excel?**

It’s actually because of scientific notation, which automatically abbreviates the number over 11 digits in length. So how could we fully display long numbers in Excel? One solution for this situation is converting the property of cells to turn off the scientific notation. Let’s have a look.

**How do I display more than 11 digits in Excel?**

Default number format in Excel is General therefore you can display up to 11 digits in a cell. To work around this issue, use one of the following methods. To do this, follow these steps: Right-click target cell, and then click Format Cells. On the Number tab, select Text, and then click OK. Then type a long number.

## How do you write a number in a cell in Excel?

To do this, follow these steps: Right-click target cell, and then click Format Cells. On the Number tab, select Text, and then click OK. Then type a long number. (Be sure to set the cell format before you type the number)