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Create or delete a custom number format

Create or delete a custom number format

Excel provides many options for displaying numbers as percentages, currency, dates, and so on. If these built-in formats do not meet your needs, you can customize a built-in number format to create your own. To learn more about how to change number format codes, you may want to review the guidelines for customizing a number format before you get started.

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Create a custom number format

  1. Select the numeric data.

  2. Select More in the Number group.

  3. Select Custom.

  4. In the Type list, select an existing format, or type a new one in the box.

  5. To add text to your number format:

    • Type what you want in quotation marks.

    • Add a space to separate the number and text.

  6. Select OK.

See Also

Review guidelines for customizing a number format

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