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leading zero

A zero that precedes a decimal point, e.g., as in “levothyroxine 0.05 mg p.o. daily.” Leading zeros should always be employed when writing prescriptions for doses of drugs that are fractions of a unit. In the example above an alternative method of writing the drug dose without decimals is “levothyroxine 50 µg p.o. daily.”
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Funny thing: Until I added leading zeros, the system could not locate the case.
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Once I had the leading zeros for seven-digit date text, the LEFT function found the two characters that were the month, the MID function starting in the third position for a length of 2 found the day, and the RIGHT function for a length of 4 found the year.
I occasionally have need to put leading zeros in numbers in an Excel spreadsheet.