Format Cells in The General (default) Format in Excel Number Formatting

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This free Excel macro formats a selected cell or range of cells to the General number format in Excel. This is the default number format and contains no special or specific formatting.

This is a great macro when you need to remove special number formatting from a large selection of cells quickly. This macro allows you to see exactly what is entered into the cell in Excel instead of a pre-formatted value.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Format Cells in The General (default) Format in Excel Number Formatting

Sub Format_Cell_General()

Selection.NumberFormat = "General"

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.


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