Setting Cell Type in Excel 2010
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
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.