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Chapter 4. Making the Worksheet > Formatting Numbers

Formatting Numbers

By default, values are displayed as general numbers; however, you can choose to display values as currency, percentages, fractions, dates, and many other formats.

Formatting Numbers with the Toolbar

The Excel formatting toolbar includes three popular number styles: commas, accounting, and percentages. Accounting and comma formats automatically apply two decimal places, whereas the percentage format doesn’t apply any decimal points. The accounting style also applies a dollar sign to the number.


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