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How can the fixed width numbers be used in applications like Excel?

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  • Why can't they? Please describe the problem in more detail.
    – Wolff
    Oct 11, 2017 at 15:13
  • Well selecting the font in Excel for the dates 01/01/2017 and 02/02/2020 the first number set is being used so they display with different overall widths. How would you specify to use the second number set?
    – mhep
    Oct 11, 2017 at 16:12
  • According to Microsoft it is sadly not possible. Question and answer at microsoft.com
    – Wolff
    Oct 11, 2017 at 22:40
  • Could you put your comment as an answer and I will mark complete.
    – mhep
    Oct 12, 2017 at 9:06

1 Answer 1


As Microsoft states at microsoft.com:

"Excel doesn't support these advanced features, sorry. You'll have to use fonts that use tabular number spacing by default."

Question and answer at microsoft.com

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