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When I put '4.8.8' into a cell in Google Sheets, it automatically converts it to '4.8.2008'. How do I avoid it?

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Did you try clicking on format options on the tool bar. Check the image the below where I have it highlighted. Highlight your cells,columsn,rows,etc. and make sure the format is set to number or automatic. Use the format you need.

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  • you can always force it by adding ' in front of it like: '4.8.8

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