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Format numbers using built-in number formats:

Lesson 4-3 from: Microsoft Excel 2016 Essential Skills (138 Video Lessons)
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Format numbers using built-in number formats
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Online Video Course: Microsoft Excel 2016 Essential Skills
Session: Session 4: Making Your Worksheets Look Professional
Lesson: Lesson 4-3 Format numbers using built-in number formats Excel number format. Thumbnail from Excel 2016 Essential Skills Lesson 4-3 Format numbers using built-in number formats.

This lesson shows how to Format numbers using the Excel 2016 built-in number formats. The Penny Rounding error problem is also discussed when a column of numbers in an Excel worksheet seem to have an addition error. You'll learn two solutions to this seeming addition error, best practice using the ROUND function, and a less desirable (and not recommended) solution achieved by changing precision to "set precision as displayed". You'll learn about the comma style, the Comma[0] style and the Currency[0] style and see them applied to a real-world worksheet. You'll then use the percentage (%) style to attractively format percentage values shown on an Excel worksheet.