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What I would love to be able to do is turn *21.51%* into the clean number 21.51%.

I've tried =CLEAN() and =TRIM(), but those don't fix the problem.


I've run into a similar problem in Excel. You can probably solve it the same way I did.

Create a formula in another cell that does the clean/trim/whatever, referencing your downloaded text cell.

Sometimes the easiest thing to do is create an extra cell that does what you need, rather than trying to force the original cell to be what you want.
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