How about, rather than trying to mix a number and text in the same cell, put another column behind that one. In that new column, put in a formula that looks like =IF(A8<>”",”days”,”") I had put this formula in cell B8. It looks at the cell to its left, A8. If there is nothing in that cell, B8 will also have nothing, but if there is something in A8 then B8 will say “days”. Looks good without confusing the number in cell A8.