Format display of text in cell (ie: numbers, dates, etc)


MS Excel 2013: Format display of text in cell (ie: numbers, dates, etc)

This Excel tutorial explains how to format the display of a cell's text in Excel 2013 such as numbers, dates, etc (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: How do I format how the text displays in a cell in Microsoft Excel 2013?

Answer: Select the cells that you wish to format.

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Right-click and then select "Format Cells" from the popup menu.

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When the Format Cells window appears, select the Number tab. In the Category listbox, select your format. A sample of your text will appear on the right portion of the window based on the format that you've selected. Click the OK button when you are done.

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In this example, we've chosen to format the content of the cells as a currency number with 0 decimal places.

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