Typing a part number like 32E50 into an Excel spreadsheet can give you fits. Excel thinks you are using shorthand for scientific notation, and converts this string into the number 3.20E+51 (or 32 with 50 zeroes) – Ugh! The way to overcome this feature is to enter the string with a leading single quotation mark, like so: ’32E50
You would do the same thing if you wanted to type a formula, or anything else that begins with an equals sign, without Excel trying to convert it to a formula.
Thanks for reading – hope it helps!