Format Cells as a Scientific Number in Excel Number Formatting

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This free Excel macro formats selected cells in the Scientific number format in Excel. This means the cell will be put into the form of powers, which means that trailing zeros will be removed and a number representing those zeros input after an "E" in the cell.

This number format in Excel is especially good for display very large number that have many zeros. This format will help to reduce worksheet clutter and will generally make spreadsheets with very large numbers easier to read and understand.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Format Cells as a Scientific Number in Excel Number Formatting

Sub Format_Cell_Scientific()

Selection.NumberFormat = "0.00E+00"

End Sub




How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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