Most of us might have worked with Excel or some other spreadsheet software. We might have used it for doing a variety of tasks. Now today, I am not going to brag about the features of Excel or any other Spreadsheet software for that matter. Probably, you all would be knowing what the pros and cons are!!
Recently I was working on a spreadsheet. It was about Mac Laptops and their specifications. And as you might be aware, the Operating Systems versions are in decimals. The Latest OS X is “10.11” also known as ‘El Capitan’, named after a rock formation in Yosemite National Park, California. And after Apple releases a new version of an Operating System, they periodically release new updates.The version numbers would have two points. Apple recently released a new version of El Capitan, a couple of days ago, March 22nd to be precise. The Version Number was “10.11.4” .
I was adding an entry for a laptop which had an OS X version of “10.10” also known as “Yosemite” which is again named from the Yosemite National Park in California. And as I was entering the number, I could only enter 10.1 and it wouldn’t allow me to enter 10.10 . I tried to find a solution by browsing the net. And I came up with a function called Text.
Text is a function which is used to convert a numeric value to a text. It can be also used to format numbers. Like adding more zeroes after a decimal place or adding symbols.
The formula goes something like this-
would add a one in the second place resulting in 23.01
And I found a way to enter 10.10 . I wrote
and it resulted in 10.10
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