Formatting Numbers

Formatting Excel numbers can improve how your spreadsheet looks. Use the number function in Excel to also better organize content.


  • Open Excel.
  • Experiment with and type a few numbers into cells. Select the cells.
  • Using the Formatting toolbar, convert cells to currency, commas, and percentages.
  • Open the Format Cells dialog box. Click the Numbers tab.
  • Preview the various categories.
  • Click OK.