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Re: Excel help
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2014, 09:24:33 PM »
Won't that print as '08701? That doesn't look right...
No. The ' tells Excel to format the field as text and save exactly what you type in. Nothing is noticeable when you print.
You can always do Print Preview to see how it will look once printed.

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:10 PM »
No. The ' tells Excel to format the field as text and save exactly what you type in. Nothing is noticeable when you print.
You can always do Print Preview to see how it will look once printed.

Or just to print to PDF and see also
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2014, 09:26:44 PM »

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Re: Excel help
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2014, 09:38:17 PM »
I tried that, it didn't work.
It should..
ETA it does
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #85 on: April 07, 2014, 10:12:33 PM »
It should..
ETA it does

I vaguely remember it not working when I mail merged it in word, it would lose the 0. What I did was =IF(LEN(A1)=4,"08701",A1) where A1 is the zip code, and just copied it all the way down the list. Obviously only works if the only zip starting with a 0 in your list is Lakewood.

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2014, 10:14:24 PM »
I vaguely remember it not working when I mail merged it in word, it would lose the 0. What I did was =IF(LEN(A1)=4,"08701",A1) where A1 is the zip code, and just copied it all the way down the list. Obviously only works if the only zip starting with a 0 in your list is Lakewood.

I don't think it's necessary to do it this way, but if you want...
=IF(LEN(A1)=4,CONCATENATE("0",A1),A1)

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2014, 10:16:12 PM »
how does adding a leading zero through a formula prevent it from getting lost due to a number format issue?

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2014, 10:17:49 PM »
I vaguely remember it not working when I mail merged it in word, it would lose the 0. What I did was =IF(LEN(A1)=4,"08701",A1) where A1 is the zip code, and just copied it all the way down the list. Obviously only works if the only zip starting with a 0 in your list is Lakewood.
to work for other zip codes you could change it to
=IF(LEN(A1)=4,"0"&A1,A1)
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2014, 10:18:08 PM »
how does adding a leading zero through a formula prevent it from getting lost due to a number format issue?
but you're right
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #90 on: April 07, 2014, 10:22:25 PM »
The problem is with a word mail merge, nothing wrong with excel's zip code format. In word there should be an option to format the field as zip also

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2014, 10:26:54 PM »
I don't think it's necessary to do it this way, but if you want...
=IF(LEN(A1)=4,CONCATENATE("0",A1),A1)

Now that you mention it, I think that's what I did. (I know I wasn't so tied down to lakewood  :) )

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2014, 07:23:45 AM »
Funny how this issue only comes up with lakewood :)
All New Jersey zip codes start with a 0

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #93 on: April 08, 2014, 07:44:41 AM »

All New Jersey zip codes start with a 0

And why would no one mention that earlier. ???
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #94 on: April 08, 2014, 08:57:01 AM »
And why would no one mention that earlier. ???
That's the funny part...
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #95 on: April 08, 2014, 09:46:02 AM »
And why would no one mention that earlier. ???
You mean there are places in NJ besides Lakewood??? ;)

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #96 on: April 08, 2014, 09:47:03 AM »

You mean there are places in NJ besides Lakewood??? ;)

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Re: Excel help
« Reply #97 on: April 08, 2014, 10:11:41 AM »
Nope. :P
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Re: Excel help
« Reply #98 on: April 08, 2014, 12:16:37 PM »
All New Jersey zip codes start with a 0
Other states do too. From Wikipedia: 0 = Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), Puerto Rico (PR), Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT), Virgin Islands (VI), Army Post Office Europe (AE), Fleet Post Office Europe (AE)

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2014, 09:35:42 AM »
Whats an easy way to remove every second row of data?