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How to hide or display cells with zero value in selected ranges in Excel

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2024-07-16

While you may already know how to hide or display zero values for an entire worksheet in Excel, there might be instances where you only want to apply these changes to a selected range. This could be useful for focusing attention on key data points or cleaning up the presentation of your data without affecting the entire sheet. In this tutorial, we will explore how to hide zero values in a selected range, as well as how to revert them to being displayed if needed.

Hide zero values in selected cells in Excel

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Hide zero values in selected cells in Excel

Step 1: Select the range you want to hide cells with zero (0) value.

Step 2: On the Home tab, click Format in the Cells group, and select the Format Cells option. See screenshot:

Step 3: Click the Number tab and select Custom, then type "0;-0;;@" in the Type box. Click OK. See screenshot:

Note: If the value in one of these cells changes to a nonzero value, the format of the value will be similar to the general number format.

Display zero values in selected cells in Excel

Step 1: Select the cells containing the zero (0) values you want to display.

Step 2: On the Home tab, click Format in the Cells group, and select the Format Cells option.

Step 3: Click the Number tab, select General in the list, and click OK. See screenshot:


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