How to format numbers in thousands, million or billions in Excel?
Supposing, you have a list of large numbers, now, you want to format them in thousands, millions or billions to make them look neat and concise as following screenshot shown. This article, I will talk about how to format numbers in thousands, millions or billions quickly in Excel.
- Format numbers in thousands, millions, billions separately with Format Cells function
- Format numbers in thousands, millions, billions based on numbers with Format Cells function
- Convert abbreviative numbers to normal long numbers (1K = 1000) with formula
In Excel, you can create custom format with the Format Cells feature to solve this task, please do as follows:
1. Select the list of numbers which you want to format.
2. Then right click, and choose Format Cells from the context menu, see screenshot:
3. In the Format Cells dialog box, under the Number tab, select Custom from the left pane, in the Type text box, enter the below format code as you need:
4. Then click OK to close the dialog box, and your numbers have been formatted in thousands, millions or billions as following screenshot shown:
If you want to format the numbers in thousands, millions or billions based on the specific numbers instead of only one number format. For example, to display 1,100,000 as 1.1M and110,000 as 110.0K as following screenshot shown.
1. Select the cells contain the numbers you want to format, and then right click Format Cells option from the context menu.
2. In the Format Cells dialog box, under the Number tab, select Custom from the left pane, in the Type text box, enter this format code: [<999950]0.0,"K";[<999950000]0.0,,"M";0.0,,,"B", see screenshot:
3. Then click OK button, and all the numbers have been formatted as the desired format based on the numbers, see screenshot:
Sometimes, you want to do the opposite operation to convert the abbreviative numbers to normal long numbers as below screenshot shown:
Please enter or copy the below formula into a blank cell where you want to get the result:
Then, drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula, and all the abbreviative numbers have been formatted to the normal long numbers as you need, see screenshot:
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