How to identify and convert text values to numbers

Here are the steps to follow in this lesson:

  1. Very that all values are actually numbers e.g. use the =COUNT() and =ISTEXT() functions.
  2. To convert a series a text values to numbers, first select a blank cell and copy it to the clipboard.
  3. Highlight your text values and choose Edit, Paste Special. In the Paste Special Dialog Box choose ADD.
  4. All text values are now converted into numbers that can be summed, etc.

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