Custom Number Format in Excel

Excel TEXT functions return a number in a specified number format

Convert Text to Numbers in Excel

By default, text is left-aligned and numbers are right-aligned in Excel. Atimes user enter inverted comma before inputting data values in a cell which automatically converts a number to text. This example teaches you how to convert ‘text strings that represent numbers’ to numbers. 1. Select the range A1:A4 and change the number format to General. 2. Numbers preceded by… read more »

Currency vs Accounting Format in Excel

The Currency format and the Accounting format in Excel are very similar to each other. This example shows the difference. 1. Enter the following values. 2. The Currency format places the dollar sign right next to the number. 3. The Accounting format aligns the dollar signs at the left edge of the cell and displays a dash for zero values. Note:… read more »

Change Fractions Format in Excel

Excel always reduces fractions to its smallest denominator. This example teaches you how to enter a fraction in Excel and how change the format of a fraction. 1. To enter the mixed fraction 1 4/7 (one and four sevenths), type 1 4/7. To enter the fraction 4/7 (four sevenths) into cell A1, select cell A1 and type… read more »

Convert Numbers to Text in Excel

By default, numbers are right-aligned and text is left-aligned in Excel. This example teaches you how to convert numbers to ‘text strings that represent numbers’. 1. Select the range A1:A4 and change the number format  to Text. 2. Precede a number by an apostrophe and it will also be treated as text. 3a. If you add text to a number and… read more »

Number Decimal Places in Excel

Learn how to show fewer decimal places in Excel without changing the number itself. You can also round a number. 1. Enter the value 2.175 into cell A1. 2. On the Home tab, in the Number group, click the Decrease Decimal button twice. Result: Note: if you look at the formula bar, you can see that cell A1 still contains the… read more »

Advanced Number Formats in Excel

How to create a custom number format Number format shortcuts Custom number format Understanding Structure and Reference Number formats for TEXT Number formats for DATES Number formats for TIME Number formats for ELAPSED TIME Number formats for COLORS Formula number formats Telephone numbers You can select standard number formats (General, Number, Currency, Accounting, Short Date,… read more »

Excel Custom Number Format Example

Excel has many built-in formats that you can use: Currency, Accounting, Date, Time, Percentage, etc. If you cannot find the right format, you can create a custom number format. N/B: A custom number format is stored in the workbook where you create it. If you copy a value with a custom number format to another workbook, it will… read more »

How To Format Number in Excel

Excel Number Format refers to data pattern/type in cell. In Microsoft Excel, there are several formats available when dealing with numeric data. Yet, the application also offers the ability to create custom number formats. That is, if any of the built-in offerings don’t meet your needs. In this article, we will take a quick look… read more »