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How to remove trailing zeros from number in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-08-19

In this tutorial, I introduce the methods on removing trailing zeros after decimal or the same number of trailing zeros in cells as below screenshots shown.

Remove trailing zeros after decimal point Remove same number of traling zeros from numbers
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Remove trailing zeros from decimal numbers by Format Cells

Remove same number of trailing zeros from numbers by formula

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Remove trailing zeros from decimal numbers by Format Cells

To remove the trailing zeros after decimal point, you can format the cells to a custom format.

1. Select the cells you want to remove trailing zeros after decimal point, right click to select Format Cells from the context menu.
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2. In the Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, select Custom from Category list box, then type 0.### into the Type textbox in right section.
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3. Click OK.


Remove same number of trailing zeros from numbers by formula

If you want to remove same number of trailing zeros from numbers, you can apply a formula to solve it.

Select a adjacent cell to the number you use, type this formula =LEFT(D1,LEN(D1)-3)*1, D1 is the cell you will remove trailing zeros from, 3 is the number or zeros you want to remove. Then drag fill handle over the cells to apply this formula.
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Remove leading zeros from cells by Kutools for Excel

If you want to remove leading zeros, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Remove Leading Zeros utility to remove all leading zeros at one click.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Select the cells you want to use, click Kutools > Text > Remove Leading Zeros.
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A dialog pops out to remind you how many cells are operated. Click OK to close it.
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Now the leading zeros have been removed at once.
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LEN ist auf Deutsch LÄNGE, ist in der Formel oben falsch angegeben, die Formel funktioniert so also nicht.
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Hi, Gunnar Dahlmann, the formula provided in this tutorial is working at English Excel version, you need to change it to the local formula if you use it in non-English version. Thanks for your reminder still.
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Data -> Text To columns , Select the column you want as TEXT and choose TEXT instead of General
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