Setting Cell Type in Excel 2010


Formatting Cell

MS Excel Cell can hold different types of data like Numbers, Currency, Dates, etc..You can set the cell type in various ways as below:

  • Right Click on the cell » Format cells » Number

  • Click on the Ribbon from the ribbon

Set Cell Type

Various Cell formats

Below are various cell formats.

  • General:This is default cell format of Cell.

  • Number:This displays cell as number with separator

  • Currency:This displays cell as currency i.e with currency sign.

  • Accounting:Similar to Currency used for accounting purpose.

  • Date:Various date formats are available under this like 17-09-2013, 17th-Sep-2013, etc

  • Time:Various Time formats are avilable under this like 1.30PM, 13.30, etc

  • Percentage:This displays cell as percentage with decimal places like 50.00%

  • Fraction:This displays cell as fraction like 1/4 ,1/2 etc

  • Scientific:This displays cell as exponential like 5.6E+01

  • Text:This displays cell as normal text.

  • Special:This is special formats of cell like Zip code, Phone Number

  • Custom:You can use custom format by using this.