#### Excel 2003 - Rounding Up

```How can I tell Excel NOT to round up when it calculates?
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```Click Tools menu,
choose Options
Choose Calculation tab
Check "Precision as Displayed"

"Peppermint" wrote:

> How can I tell Excel NOT to round up when it calculates?
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chanin (1)
1/4/2006 7:10:03 PM
```Excel does *not* round up, unless you tell it to so in the formula, like
with the ROUNDUP() function.
It may seem that it rounds (not UP, just plain round); because no more
digits fit in the column width or because you told Excel (via Formatting)
not display more than a certain number of digits.
"In the background" there is still an unrounded number.

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten

"Peppermint" <Peppermint@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F3499128-44F5-4B70-ACA1-918936E923C8@microsoft.com...
> How can I tell Excel NOT to round up when it calculates?

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nicolaus (2022)
1/4/2006 7:40:00 PM
```"chanin" wrote:
> Click Tools menu, choose Options
> Choose Calculation tab [;] Check "Precision as Displayed"

That does __not__ cause Excel "not to round up when it
calculates", as the OP requested.

For example, suppose B1 contains 0.0025 formatted as
Number with 4 decimal places, and A1 contains =2*B1
formatted as Number with 2 decimal places.  A1 will
display 0.01, which is the rounded value of 0.005 (2*0.0025).

Of course, who knows what the OP truly wants.  But to me,
"not round up when it calculates" means the equivalent of
ROUNDDOWN(2*B1,2) -- 0.00 in this example.

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1/4/2006 11:02:02 PM
```"Peppermint" wrote:
> How can I tell Excel NOT to round up when it calculates?

Your words are ambiguous since, for example, Excel does
__not__ round "up" automatically.

I suggest that you post some specific examples; that is,
what cells or numbers are involved in the calculation, and
what result would like to see.  Be sure to include some
"corner cases" so that your intent it clear.

Generally, you can force Excel to round the result down,
up or to the nearest decimal place.  Use the Help to read
about ROUNDDOWN(), ROUNDUP() and ROUND().  If
those do mean your needs, take a look at some functions
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1/4/2006 11:10:04 PM

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