Excel - Removing apostrophe (') at the beginning of my formula

December 2016


I have an Excel sheet where I have formulas with an apostrophe in the beginning.



I have one column with about 3000 of these.

Is there any way to remove the apostrophes AND calculate the formula at the same time? If I try to use the CLEAN() function, I have to copy and paste the formula as values. This causes the apostrophe to appear again.


The presence of the apostrophe simpy means that the content of your cells is a Text.

You can use text to column option located under the "DATA" menu.

Thanks ton rizvisa1 for this tip.

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