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I have a column in numbers with zipcodes. The zipcodes have leading zeros, only the column drops the leading zeros.

I assume this is because the column thinks it's a number and not a string.

I tried right clicking on the column header to get a menu item to to change the type but couldn't find anything.

How can I change the column type from number to string?

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  1. Highlight the cells you want to change.
  2. Click the paintbrush icon to display the Formatting sidebar.
  3. In the Data Format dropdown, select Text

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