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How to display or hide zero values in cells in Microsoft Excel?

Suppose you enter a zero value in a cell of Microsoft Excel, but this zero value does not appear; or you want to hide zero value in the worksheet. And so, here comes the following tricks to display or hide zero values in cells.

Display or hide zero values in a selection with Format Cells command
Quickly display or hide all zero values in active worksheet
Display or hide zero values in specified worksheet with Excel Options
Display or hide zero values in active worksheet or whole workbook with Kutools for Excel


Display or hide zero values in a selection with Format Cells command

The Format Cells command can help you hide all zero value in cells of a selection.

1. Select the range that contains the zero (0) values that you want to hide.

2. Right click the selected range, choose Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:

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3. In the Format Cells dialog box, click Number button from the tab, and then click Custom from the Category list. In the Type box, type 0;-0;;@. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK. And all of the 0 values in the selection have been hidden. See screenshots:

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Notes:

  • 1. Hidden 0 values will still be visible in the Formula bar, or in the cell, if you edit in the cell.
  • 2. If you want to display the 0 values, only need to click General from the Category list of the Format Cells dialog box.

Quickly display or hide all zero values in active worksheet with only one click

With the Show Zero utility of Kutools for Excel, you can quickly display or hide all zero values in active sheet with only a click. Please do as follows.

1. Click Kutools Plus > Worksheet Design. See screenshot:

2. Then the Design tab is displaying on the ribbon, check the Show Zero box in the View group, all zero values in current sheet are displayed, and uncheck the Show Zero box will hide all zero values in active sheet.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Display or hide zero values in specified worksheet with Excel Options

With the Excel Options function, you can display or hide 0 values of the specified worksheet. Do as follows:

1. Click the File tab in Excel 2010 or the newer versions, or click thedoc-office-2007-button button in Excel 2007.

2. Click the Options button.

3. In Excel Options dialog box, go to the Advanced category.

4. Scroll down to the Display options for this worksheet section, and click the drop down list to choose the worksheet that you need to display or hide the 0 values.

5. Check or uncheck the Show a zero in cells that have zero value option according to your needs. See screenshot:

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6. And then click OK. You will get the result that you need.


Display or hide zero values in active worksheet or whole workbook with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel's View Options utility will relieve you from the complicated steps, and help you display or hide zero values in the active worksheet or whole workbook with only a few clicks.

1. Click Kutools > Show & Hide > View Options. See screenshot:

2. In the View Options dialog box, if you want to hide all zero values in all worksheets, please uncheck the Zero values box in the Window options section, and then click the Apply to all sheets button (for hiding zero values in current worksheet, just uncheck the option and then click the OK button).

For display all zero values, check this option again. See screenshot:

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Display or hide zero values in cells with Kutools for Excel


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    claudia · 2 years ago
    For the "in a selection" option (the first one, where we want to do this for just some cells and not a whole sheet/workbook), the instructions are for hiding a zero; I don't see instructions for displaying hidden zeros...? Given the cryptic code this simple command requires, I don't know why that would be left out of these detailed instructions, what am I missing?
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    Misterfish · 5 years ago
    Brilliant, so simple to follow these instructions. Thank you.