Format Cells as an Accounting Number in Excel Number Formatting

Add to Favorites
This free Excel macro formats a selected cell as an Accounting number. This means that the accounting number format is applied to any cells that have been selected when this macro is run. This format puts a dollar sign in the left and by default adds two decimal places to the number. This format is meant to display money.

This is a great piece of code to include by itself or in a larger macro in order to speed up formatting in Excel.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Format Cells as an Accounting Number in Excel Number Formatting

Sub Format_Cell_Accounting()

Selection.NumberFormat = "_($* #,##0.00_);_($* (#,##0.00);_($* ""-""??_);_(@_)"

End Sub







Similar Content on TeachExcel
Convert Numbers Stored as Text to Numbers in Excel
Tutorial: I'll show you 4 ways to convert numbers stored as text to numbers in Excel.  This situati...
Format Cells as a Scientific Number in Excel Number Formatting
Macro: This free Excel macro formats selected cells in the Scientific number format in Excel. Thi...
Format Cells as a Fraction in Excel Number Formatting
Macro: This free Excel macro will automatically format a selected cell or many selected cells in ...
Convert Scientific Notation to Numbers in Excel
Tutorial: How to convert scientific numbers to show their full amount; this method also allows you t...
Keep Leading Zeros in Numbers in Excel - 2 Ways
Tutorial: I'll show you 2 ways to add and keep leading zeros in front of numbers in Excel. These t...
RATE Function - Calculate an Interest Rate in Excel
Tutorial: The Rate function in Excel (RATE) calculates the interest rate for a financial transaction...



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.


Similar Content
Convert Numbers Stored as Text to Numbers in Excel
Tutorial: I'll show you 4 ways to convert numbers stored as text to numbers in Excel.  This situati...
Format Cells as a Scientific Number in Excel Number Formatting
Macro: This free Excel macro formats selected cells in the Scientific number format in Excel. Thi...
Format Cells as a Fraction in Excel Number Formatting
Macro: This free Excel macro will automatically format a selected cell or many selected cells in ...
Excel Forum