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Chapter 12. Making It Look Good > Formatting Numbers

Formatting Numbers

As with text formatting, Excel allows a wide variety of formats to be applied to numbers. If the Formatting toolbar isn't already visible, you can see it by choosing View > Toolbars > Formatting.

To format numbers:

1.
Select the numbers to format (Figure 12.46).

Figure 12.46. Select the numbers to format.


2.
Click the appropriate number-formatting button on the Formatting toolbar (Figure 12.47).

Figure 12.47. Choose a number tool from the Formatting toolbar.


or

Choose Format > Cells. Under the Number tab of the Format Cells dialog box, choose from the Category list and corresponding formatting options to the right of it (Figure 12.48).

Figure 12.48. Choose a category and format options.



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