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My Excel Phone Number Trick

This is my little way of changing the way a phone number is displayed in a cell not using number formating (i.e. General).

Cell A1 contain 5555555555. I want it to display as (555) 555-5555. So in B1 I enter the following formula:

=”(“&LEFT(A1,3)&”) “&MID(A1,4,3)&”-“&RIGHT(A1,4)

Right click B1 & select copy. Right click A1 & select Paste Special. Select Values & click OK. Now delete cell B1.

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