Adding Euro format to the number format in Microsoft Excel

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 Euro format to the number format in Microsoft Excel
Adding Euro format to the number format in Microsoft Excel

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    • Gringo Perdido

      In EXCEL 2007 and possibly others, touch the “Windows” button in the upper left corner of the excel page.
      At the bottom of the window that opens, select “Excel Options”.
      Select “Advanced”.
      Under “Editing options”you will find that the box for “Use system separators” is checked. Touch the box to uncheck it.
      In the box for “Decimal separator”, type a comma.
      In the box for “Thousands separator”, type a period.

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