auto format problems

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Subject: auto format problems
Posted by:  Meg
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006

I am trying to track groups of kittens born at our shelter in excel.  When
born, each kitten is given a letter, a number, and then they year so, the
first kitten of the first litter this year is A1-06, the second one in that
litter is A2-06, etc.  The next litter would be B1-06, etc.  Anyway, when we
put those ID's into excel, excel automatically changes it into something that
looks more like hebrew or some other non-english alphabet.  I know there is
something in excel that I can change to fix that problem, but I can't for the
life of me remember where or what it is! Please please help.