I am having issues getting a few cells to display in text format for a csv
Thanks for your posting and considering Aspose.Cells.
We think, the solution suggested by you is a good solution because CSV is just a simple text format that does not have styles settings which can be used to show the leading 0s.
Also, in csv leading 0s are preserved but when you view in Microsoft Excel, it does not show leading 0s because it deals with more complex formats like xls or xlsx etc.
However, if you open your csv file in notepad, you will see leading 0s are present there.