Retain Numbers as Text Format When Importing.

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Subject: Retain Numbers as Text Format When Importing.
Posted by:  xardoz
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006

I must import a text file.  It contains numbers of varying formats.  They
could include a colon and a period or just a colon... zeros at beginning and
end, etc.

I want to retain the format of the varying numbers WHEN IMPORTING a pipe
delimited text file.

How do I force Excel to import all data in the text file as TEXT.  Simply
selecting format "Text" for the entire worksheet (before importing) does not
do it - that selection is overwritten.

Please test your resolution before answering.

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