# Format Cells as an Accounting Number in Excel Number Formatting

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.

### 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
``````

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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.

Tutorial Details
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