Adding special symbols to the number format in Microsoft Excel

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You can add special symbols to the number format, such as symbols that are not included in the currency or accounting formats.

The CHAR formula displays the symbol. To add a symbol to the new format you create, copy the symbol to the Type box.

Example: Create a format with the € symbol (euro)

(The symbol does not appear in the format list in Excel 97).

  1. Enter the formula =CHAR(128) in the cell.
  2. Press F2 and then F9 to delete the formula and leave the value in the cell.
  3. In the Formula bar, select the € symbol, and press Ctrl+C (copy).
  4. Select another cell. Press Ctrl+1.
  5. Select the Number tab, and choose Custom.
  6. In the Type box, press Ctrl+V.
  7. Continue by typing the format code #,##0.
  8. Press Enter.

The result: €#,##0. Screenshot // Adding special symbols to the number format in Microsoft Excel
Adding special symbols to the number format in Microsoft Excel



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