We use symbols to custom format numbers in Microsoft Excel. We can use formats like “#”, “0” (zero), Comma “,”, “k”, etc.
0 (zero):- Zero is used to provide the number sequence in custom formatting as we cannot format each number. Microsoft Excel has declared that if we want to provide our own formatting to numbers we can create it using 0 (zero).
# (Symbol): – # symbol is used to format a number. A # symbol is used to place it instead of a number while using a custom format.
, (comma): – (comma) is used to separates the thousands in the number. The comma has a second use – if you place a comma at the end of the digits, the displayed number is shown in thousands.
“TEXT”: – We use the text format in the custom formatting to show text along with the numbers. For Example, if we want to show 4596 with one digit and represent the thousands using the word (k), we can use the “k” text in the number formatting.
Let’s take an example to understand the number formatting.
We have some data showing the income in which column D contains City Name, column E contains Gender, and column F contains Income in $. We want to format the income in thousands.
To Round the income in thousands, follow the below given steps:-
To convert the Excel format in millions, follow below given steps:-
This is how we can use the symbols to create some custom formatting.
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