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  I put in 12-24 and I get dec how can I change this . I am new I just now joined

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Hello @wndataylorksk


Are we talking about Excel here? If that is the case Excel does an automatic detection of the information and gives it a best effort to format it. In your case that would be the American date format.

If you want Excel to calculate you need to put in =12-24. If you want it to be a string there are two ways. One is to put quotes around your numbers "12-24" and the the second is to use the ribbon to format the cell as text before adding anything into it. 

I hope that helps.

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