#### Changing format of number without changing the value

```How do I add the % sign to a existing number without changing the value?
Example:  1.68 should show 1.68% not 168?
```
 0
8/22/2005 2:15:04 PM
excel.misc 78881 articles. 5 followers.

2 Replies
942 Views

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 11

```Select the cell & press Ctrl-1
Navigate to the Number tab
Select Custom in the left hand panel
In the Type edit box enter   0.00"%"
Click on OK

"sweetsue516" wrote:

> How do I add the % sign to a existing number without changing the value?
> Example:  1.68 should show 1.68% not 168?
```
 0
DukeCarey (494)
8/22/2005 2:36:15 PM
```Sue,

Percentage-formatted cells are based on 1 for 100%.  It's only when you key
in the percentage that it's converted, for example you key 1.68%, and it
converts the actual value to .0168, and formats the cell for percentage.
When you change the cell formatting to %, it uses the existing value. Your
1.68 represents 168%.  It will need to be scaled by .01.  If you have a lot
of these, put .01 in a cell, Copy, then over the cells to be changed, do
Paste special - Multiply.

Another possible solution is to append the % with formatting.  To do that,
Format - Cells - Number tab.  Custom.  After the existing code, put a %
symbol, in quotes, after the existing format code.

General"%"
0.00"%"

If there are any formulas that refer to the cells, they'll need to be scaled
by .01 (multiply by .01).
--
Earl Kiosterud
www.smokeylake.com

"sweetsue516" <sweetsue516@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9D692F20-07F5-4E2D-A1DF-642347B865E8@microsoft.com...
> How do I add the % sign to a existing number without changing the value?
> Example:  1.68 should show 1.68% not 168?

```
 0
someone798 (944)
8/22/2005 3:07:18 PM

Similar Artilces:

OWA: how to login without entering domain?
Hi, we have recently update from OWA 5.5 and Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 and OWA, before migration, we can log in to OWA 5.5 using user - password, with default domain configured in exchange 5.5 IIS. now in Exchange 2003, with the default domain option configured, we cannot log in and we have to use domain\user - password what can we do? the configuration is similar, thanks and regards First article in http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&1033comm=1&spid=global&query=owa+default+domain&pwt=false&title=false&kt=ALL&mdt=0&res=...

Hi, I've a sheet linked to an external data on the net, and I would like that a cell in this sheet to indicate the last date and time it was updated, the simplest way the better but I can do some programming too. Thanks for your attention, -- Domingos Junqueira No need of help any more, I solved the question. Thanks again ...

normalizing a column of numbers
How do you normalize a column of numbers using a chart? I know how to do a chart but not how to interpret it for normalizing Mason, Use a helper column where you normalize your numbers using an appropriate formula prior to charting, and then chart that column with your normalizing formulas. HTH, Bernie MS Excel MVP "mason" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:81F1FB07-419B-4E41-87D3-25DB75E1EEDC@microsoft.com... > How do you normalize a column of numbers using a chart? I know how to do a chart but not how to interpret it for normalizing. > &...

Why does the change change to a number?
Hi all, I've noticed something wierd and always wondered WHY it happens. When you type a date into a cell, and then change the Formatting of it to a 'general' cell, it turns into a number. How does it come up with that number? What is the significance? i.e. type today's date of "12/7/2007" - change it to a 'General' format, and it then says "39423". I'm a trainer of Excel and this question always comes up. I'm curious myself too. Thanks! Joe It's the number of days since January zero 1900 using Excel default for windows (M...

changing the way Excel displays selected cells
Is there a way to change the way Excel displays selected cells? I'm interested in viewing all the selected cells highlighted (with light blue for instance), but by default excel highlights all the cells but not the first one the same occurs when you define a range with no adyacents cells Your definition of the display is not quite correct. Excel highlights the current cell, Excel also highlights a selecte range. The currently selected cell is generally the first of a range, bu press enter and the current cell changes and becomes the second, the third etc in the range. You cannot...

Sum numbers in a column beyond a certain row, how to?
How to sum numbers in a column beyond a certain row? hi, i don't know if i understand your question correctly, =Sum(A1:A10) -- isabelle Le 2012-02-15 01:25, marsup a �crit : > How to sum numbers in a column beyond a certain row? On Feb 17, 11:30=A0am, isabelle <i...@v.org> wrote: > hi, > > i don't know if i understand your question correctly, > > =3DSum(A1:A10) > > -- > isabelle > > Le 2012-02-15 01:25,marsupa =E9crit : > > > > > > > > > How to sum numbers in a column beyond a certain row? Thanks Isabelle, I a...

Track Changes
How do i remove the track changes in outlook? When i press "Enter", a symbol that represents "Enter" will appears. Same for space etc. ...

DST changes for Exchange 5.5
I noticed the 2007 DST Calendar Update "Exchange tool" is available now: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930879 This will seemingly take care of calendars for mailboxes still on Exchange 5.5 servers, as Exchange 5.5 is listed as "compatible" . However would this address the CDO issues such as BlackBerry users and OWA users still on Exchange 5.5 ? Thanks in advance, Itrcb4 On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:31:00 -0800, itrcb4 <itrcb4@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: >I noticed the 2007 DST Calendar Update "Exchange tool" is available now: > >http://su...

more on VBA function name change
I thought I'd start a new thread since I haven't received any replies to my first one... To recap: I've declared a function in a module using mixed case: Function TMDE_Category (FormName As Form) I noticed recently that it appeared in the module as Function tmde_category(FormName As Form) I changed it back to the mixed case declaration, saved the module, exited the app, reopened it and looked. The function had changed back to the all lowercase declaration. Things I've tried since the original post: Using the databse documenter, I selected all ob...

Can't Publish changes with Deploy Manager
After a migration process, I can't publish the changes made on CRM. When I try do this in Deploy Manager I get the follow error: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- Publish done with errors. See the event log to get deitails NETRA-INOVACAO: ***Error*** Failed to download XSL template files from Web Server ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- Can somebody help me? I don't know if the migration process have any relationship with the error. Thank you for pay attention. []'s Vin�cius Pitta...

How to change icon for my application
Hi, I am currently developing an application on visual studio 6.0, and i wish to change the MFC icon on my application header. Anyone can help? Thank you. Raed Sawalha wrote: > Hi, I am currently developing an application on visual studio 6.0, and i > wish to change the MFC icon on my application header. Anyone can help? Thank > you. > > Open the icon resource for editing by double clicking. Then notice the control just above the editing grid that lets you switch between editing the large icon and editing the small one. -- Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP] thanx that work...

Combine variable number of columns
I have a single spreadsheet with a list of clients, addresses and their product interests. This table will be used to drive a Mailmerge document. In the document, I want to be able to refer to the products in which they indicated an interest. The problem is that while one client may have identified only one product (one column) others have selected anywhere from two to 170 products - each product is in a separate column. I can join two columns with "&", but when I have an inconsistent number of columns how do I do this efficiently? - I will have to do it for each client, e...

Taking the Mode based on cell value
Could you provide a few more details about what you want to do? -- Cordially, Chip Pearson Microsoft MVP - Excel Pearson Software Consulting, LLC www.cpearson.com "sip8316" <sip8316@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E3F4DE24-C5E8-4911-96E6-E61A1E56DEF0@microsoft.com... > ...

How to change newsgroup message font
Like many other ribbon based programs I sometimes struggle to find how to make a change. This time its how to change the font just for newsgroup messages? regards "nobody" wrote in message news:EWTao.39493\$GF5.7129@hurricane... > Like many other ribbon based programs I sometimes struggle to find how to make a change. This time its how to change the font just for newsgroup messages? Newsgroup messages are usually plain text. The font used is that selected at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Read > Fonts for the encoding specified for the messag...

Notify change of email address when changing ISP
How do I notify my entire address book of an email address when I change ISP's? Thanks By sending a mail to everyone ? If you do so, please use BCC for the adresses, this way you won't spread everybody's e-mail adres to everybody. Niels Bob Baker wrote: > How do I notify my entire address book of an email address when I change ISP's? > Thanks ...

Copy worksheet to new workbook : Values & Formats
Hi, Is it possible to cpy an entire worksheet (Values & Formats) to a new workbook without copying formulas ? Sheets(X).Copy is building links to previous workbook. Thks for help After coping go to Edit->Links, and break links, and excel will replace links with values. If you do it from VBA, which seems so, try with PasteSpecial metod. "Franck" <wesley.saris@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1130320762.209498.135290@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com... > Hi, > Is it possible to cpy an entire worksheet (Values & Formats) to a new > workbook without copying f...

Change a formula to an acual number
I want to change the formula I have created to the number it has created Example: Cell A1 is the number 1. Cell A2 is the formula =a1+1 creatin the number 2. I want this to be a two not a formula. Any ideas? Laura, copy, then paste special, valves -- Paul B Always backup your data before trying something new Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it Feedback on answers is always appreciated! Using Excel 2000 & 97 ** remove news from my email address to reply by email ** "Laura" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news...

Count the cels with the same collor made with conditional formatting!
Hi all, Who nows how i can count the collor cels (red-green-yellow) in my worksheet! I'm using conditional formating to collor them. I need the sum of all cels with the same color to put them in a chart. Thanks! Greetz, Jan ;-)) Hi Jan have a look at this previous discussion http://tinyurl.com/3xr9b -- Regards Frank Kabel Frankfurt, Germany Freesurfer wrote: > Hi all, > > Who nows how i can count the collor cels (red-green-yellow) in my > worksheet! I'm using conditional formating to collor them. > I need the sum of all cels with the same color to put them in a ...

How do I use cond format formula to set cell text and color?
Using MS Excel 2003: As and example, I entered into Conditional Format for cell B1: "Formula is", IF(A1="","Test",""). For true condition, the format is set to fill Yellow and font color red. I'm expecting cell B1 to display, "Test" in red text with yellow background when A1 is blank, but it does not work. No errors are displayed. Any ideas? in my experience you can only set the format,you cant have the word test show up.Apply the format condition only using =A1="" and put a seperate if statement in the cell.If it blank ...

Problem Changing an Investment Name
I am trying to change an investment name and Money 2006 tells me "The name or symbol 'TRP Spectrum Income' has already been used for a deleted investment. Please enter a different name." When I go to delete investments the name does not appear! Any ideas on how I get Money to accept the name change? This is the first time I have run into this situation and I have made numerous name changes in Money over the years. In microsoft.public.money, Ken wrote: >I am trying to change an investment name and Money 2006 tells me "The name >or symbol 'TRP Spec...

How to copy a column of values into another column where the cells are merged
Hi, I have a sheet with a column that lists some values. I also have a second sheet that has a column where the cells are merged every 4 rows. I need to copy the values of the first sheet into the merged cells, but when I do, I only see every fourth value on the merged cells. Is there a formula or any other way that I can use to be able to copy all the values from the first sheet into the second sheet each value on a different group of merged cells? Thanks! Assume you have values in A1:A5 of Sheet1 that you want to copy into Sheet2, where A1:A4, A5:A8, A9;A12 etc are merged. Put this formul...

Should I change this code?
Should I change 556 to 560???..............Thanks for your help..........Bob Private Sub Command560_Click() On Error GoTo Err_Command556_Click Dim stDocName As String Dim stLinkCriteria As String stDocName = "frmClientInfomation" DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria Exit_Command556_Click: Exit Sub Err_Command556_Click: MsgBox Err.Description Resume Exit_Command556_Click End Sub On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:37:26 +1200, "Bob V" <rjvance@ihug.co.nz> wrote: > >Should I change 556 to 560???..............Thanks for your help.....

How to change default font in Outlook 2003
Can someone tell me how to change tthe default font in Outlook 2003 when composing a new email. It always comes up as Times New Roman. I remember somewhere that I specified that Outlook should use Word as the text editor and that seems to be the case. I have Arial as my default font in Word but this seems to make no difference when using Outlook. Hi, Please go to Tools > Setting > Mail Format > Stationery and Fonts > Fonts It's right there :) On 20 Nov 2005 06:28:45 -0800, amarsarit@gmail.com wrote: >Hi, >Please go to Tools > Setting > Mail Format > Statione...

icon changes with change of extension
when we change the extension of a file in windows, its icon also changes..... how does windows do tht. in my application i require a similar approach. i want the icon to be dependent on the file extension not on the attributes of the file. i have gone trough the registry but things are not very clear. Windows has listed all the file extensions avaliable there, but there is no general way to extract icons for those extension... kindly help icon changes with change of extension "Neelu" <nemesia31@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1161232739.720722.120950@b28g2000cwb.google...

Field Type Change
I am trying to change a free text field to a drop down menu in my current database, that already has data entered for this particular field, in order to avoid multiple versions of the same organization that are just typed in differently. I'm assuming that I'll need to recode the different versions of an entry to make them uniform but after that, I'm unsure how to proceed so I won't lose any data. Is this possible or will I need to delete the field, recreate it as a drop down and then re-enter the data? Thanks in advance! Mike Thanks everyone for all the input and advice s...