Numbers formatted at text

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Subject: Numbers formatted at text
Posted by:  Carolyn Layton (clayt…
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003

I am having a problem converting text fields to number
fields in Excel XP.  I have to go into each field and edit
it to convert a text field to a number.  Changing the
formatting of a column does not work.  Does anyone else
have this problem, or a way to make the automatic
formatting work?