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Chapter 14. Working with Numbers > Formatting Your Spreadsheet

Formatting Your Spreadsheet

You don't have to settle for boring-looking spreadsheets. You can format how the data appears in your spreadsheet—including the format of any numbers you enter.

Applying Number Formats

When you enter a number into a cell, Excel applies what it calls a “general” format to the number—it just displays the number, right-aligned, with no commas or dollar signs. You can, however, select a specific number format to apply to any cells in your spreadsheet that contain numbers. Follow these steps:


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