May have to insert another row and / or column. ALSO see PRECISION in Help.

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FIXED

Rounds a number to the specified number of decimals, formats the number in decimal format using a period and commas, and returns the result as TEXT. < My Emphasis >

Syntax

FIXED(number,decimals,no_commas)

Number is the number you want to round and convert to text.

Decimals is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

No_commas is a logical value that, if TRUE, prevents FIXED from including commas in the returned text.

Remarks

Numbers in Microsoft Excel can never have more than 15 significant digits, but decimals can be as large as 127.

If decimals is negative, number is rounded to the left of the decimal point.

If you omit decimals, it is assumed to be 2.

If no_commas is FALSE or omitted, then the returned text includes commas as usual.

The major difference between formatting a cell containing a number with the Cells command (Format menu) and formatting a number directly with the FIXED function is that FIXED converts its result to text. A number formatted with the Cells command is still a number.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

Select the example in the Help topic.

Note Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

Press CTRL+C.

In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Tools menu, point to Formula Auditing, and then click Formula Auditing Mode.

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Data

1234.567

-1234.567

44.332

Formula Description (Result)

=FIXED(A2, 1) Rounds the first number 1 digit to the right of the decimal point (1,234.6)

=FIXED(A2, -1) Rounds the first number 1 digit to the left of the decimal point (1,230)

=FIXED(-1234.567, -1, TRUE) Rounds the second number 1 digit to the left of the decimal point, without commas (-1230)

=FIXED(44.332) Rounds the third number 2 digits to the left of the decimal point (44.33)

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Regards,

Rick P.

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