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    Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    Can I do this?

    The default format is 2 decimal digits, and no separator for thousands.

    I have found that I am adding the thousands separator far more often, than removing it, so it would be good to have it set like that by default.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    Have you tried setting the Format to Accounting?
    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    Thats and option, but I would rather not have a currency sign in front.

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    You don't have to have a currency sign. Which version of Excel?

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    You could also select the cells & use the Comma Style button

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    I am using Excel 2007. Comma style does help, but it is based on accounting preset, and I do not like the way a minus sign is displayed in the beginning of the cell. So I'd rather change the default format, and work with it. In some documents, it would be beneficial not to display no decimals - for easier visual inspection of the data and to avoid getting ###. I have a habit of reducing column width to the minimum allowed by data, as long as I don't get ###, so these two extra digits really drag sometimes.

    Is there no way to change the default format?

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    I'm not sure you can in 2007 (you can in earlier versions - you can create your own Style(s) of course)
    Even if you could you would want to be wary of altering the default number format
    ie Dates are numbers - applying a thousand delimiter would cause issues when you come to enter dates !

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    check out my web site...

    Can you please specify exactly where it is, your site is very comprehensive.

    Thanks

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    Re: Change default number format to include comma separator for thousands

    Whom are you addressing? This thread was last posted to nearly eight years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    Whom are you addressing? This thread was last posted to nearly eigsht years ago.
    I am referring to how to change the dafault setting in number format to include the system or comma separator (by default it should take comma separator)

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