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ISBN 10 and 13 Numbers in Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by 01grander, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. 01grander

    01grander Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2011
    I'm about to start working on the side doing some basic updating of ISBN's on a management site. I'm trying to hash out the issues I may encounter before I give a definite yes since it's family that I'll be working before. Here is my potential issue:

    Say you have these two numbers:

    1.) 0012345678
    2.) 0000023456789

    I know the way to format it so that the two zero's appear in front on a 10 digit number but what about when you would have 10 and 13 number ISBN's in the same excel sheet? If I were to do this:

    1. Right-Click-> Format Cells
    2.) Custom-> Type-> 0000000000

    That would take care of any 10 digit numbers but it would make the 13 digit number lose some of the zero's.

    Any ideas? I am not an Excel expert because I deal more with general repairs and deployments.

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