Since @jam 's answer there might be some improvement in Spreadsheet's features.
If you'd like to preserve and use the numbers as figures (e.g., automatic fill) you might apply the settings from the
Format > Number > More Formats > Custom number format...
menu, and set the pattern to 000, where the number of zeros represent the number of digits to ...
A quicker way of formatting a cell as text, is to add a preceding apostrophe to your number.
In a cell, type
and it will be interpreted as the string 050.
Another option is to write it as a formula:
Drag to right.
Two dates are initialized and a column number*7 is added per each column.
TEXT to format dates " m/dd"
JOIN the 2 dates by -
I needed to have a leading zero on the current month of the year for creating a custom date code I use on my invoices. This is what I did:
Possibly try a different approach. Don't use query but instead, in A1 and copied across to B1:
Then either format ColumnB as Duration (and accept some extra zeros) or also use the plain IMPORTHTML as the source to copy format only ...
Use the format option :
or Format -> Number -> More Formats -> Custom number format...
Solution 1 :
Use 0.0"/20" as a custom format on the cell containing 19.5.
WARNING : It has still the value 19.5 but is display as 19.5/20.
Use the ??/20 custom format on a cell with =19.5/20
Long story short : it has the value 19.5/20 = 0.975 ...
Put the numerator and denominator in different cells. Use an extra column to calculate the decimal representation of the fraction (eg d2 = b2/cd) to use in calculations, and convert the original cells to text for display use.
Here's a way to auto fill dates without erasing border format :
Credit goes to Rubén
For the 'name' column you can copy a the cell Claire for example then select the range where you need the name then paste values only.
Shortcuts are CTRL+C -> CTRL+SHIFT+V
Select the cell(s)
Click on Format > Number > More formats > Custom number format...
On the box write something like #0.0E+00
Click Apply button
Note: The leading # is to set an optional digit
Format numbers in a spreadsheet
Looking at you example spreadsheet the calculation in seconds is done with the following formula:
This is the breakdown of the formula:
time and dates in spreadsheets are floating point numbers.
D4-C4 is subtracting the start time from the end time.
The if statement is cheeking if the subtraction is negative, that ...
Set your start and end fields to time format (Format -> Number -> Time) and your time difference calculation field to duration format (Format -> Number -> Duration).
Once you have done that you can just add and subtract times like normal number to get the time difference. However, you will get a negative time if one event stretches past midnight....
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.
d/m/Y is an ambiguous date formatting.
It's very likely that this occurs because the spreadsheet regional setting used in the spreadsheet doesn't support d/m/Y as a date formatting. Please note that the screenshot included in the question shows column J values having a "day" value greater than 12, with exception of 11/01/2019 have the a white cell ...
Google Sheets doesn't include a setting to customize the text line height.
One workaround is to set vertical align to Middle and change the row height to a size big enough.
When the OP says "lines" they actually are meaning rows.
For multi-line cells, in order to increase the interline spacing, the workarounds are:
Include a the size of one ...