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Report Your Numbers In Thousands
If you need to report your numbers in thousands (i.e. $23,000 as $23), here's how to do it without having to retype everything.
Note: To show your numbers as millions, just add another comma
to the custom number format in step 4 (i.e. 0,,).
- Select the cells you want formatted
- From the Format menu select Cells.
- In the Category list select Custom.
- In the Type box enter 0, (That's a zero and a comma)
Remember that the displayed result is just formatted to display
as thousands. The underlying value hasn't changed. If you use
these cells in calculations, the underlying values are used. For
example $52,600 formatted as above would appear as $53. So, if
you create a formula in another cell that divides this cell by 2
the result will be $26,300 and not 26.5.
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