Make formula changes but save the results as text in the same cell

Richard Ehlers 20 Reputation points

I have a list of entries that I want to convert to be surrounded by double quotes (")

The content of these entries can then be used to apply to formulas further used in the book I am working with.

To perform the quote addition, the only way I can think of is to generate a new column, use CONCATENATE("""",(REF),"""") and save as a csv. Reload the csv and delete the column that does not have the quotes.

I was hoping there was a command that would enable me to achieve this without exiting as doing so also only saves the sheet I am working on and not the book.

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,521 Reputation points

    Hi @Richard Ehlers

    You may try the Format Cell.

    • Select and right-click the data > Format Cell > Custom > Enter "''"@"''" into the Type textbox.


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