Excel Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Office Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Applying Currency Formatting

Need to quickly apply currency formatting to your spreadsheet.  This can be done with a single cell, row, column, or group.

For a single cell:
1. Click on the cell.  You will know a single cell is highlighted by the thick black line around the cell.

2. Press the Ctrl + Shift keys, hold and then press 4.  Let go of all the keys.
NOTE:  The cell, A2 remained General formatting while the cell, A1 was changed to Currency formatting.
For a row, column or group of cells:
1.  High light (select) the row, column or group of cells.

2. Press the Ctrl + Shift keys, hold and then press 4.  Let go of all the the keys.
NOTE:  The formatting has changed to Currency and the $ sign is added to the data.


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  2. Very easy to follow great post. I also do technical training would love to contribute some articles I have written with step by step instructions. :)