Numbers - Using the Currency Format in Table Cells

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Using the Currency Format in Table Cells

Use the currency format to format the display of monetary values.

To define a currency format that displays two decimal places, a thousands separator,
and negative numbers with the negative symbol, select one or more cells and then
click the Currency Format button in the format bar. Use the Decrease Decimal Places
and Increase Decimal Places buttons located nearby to change the number of
decimal places.

Increase Decimal

Places button

Decrease Decimal
Places button

Format button

For more control over the currency format, use the Cells inspector.

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To define a currency format using the Cells inspector:


Select the cell or cells.


Click Inspector in the toolbar, and then click the Cells inspector button.


Choose Currency from the Cell Format pop-up menu.


To specify a currency symbol, choose an option from the Symbol pop-up menu.

You can maximize the number of options in the Symbol pop-up menu by choosing
Numbers > Preferences and then selecting “Show complete list of currencies in Cell
inspector” in the General pane.


To specify how many decimal places to display, use the Decimals field. If a value

contains more decimal places than you specify, the decimal value displayed is rounded,
not truncated. For example, if a cell is formatted to display two decimal places, the
value 3.456 is displayed as 3.46, not 3.45.


To specify how to display negative values, choose an option from the pop-up menu

adjacent to the Decimals field.


To specify whether to use a thousands separator, select or deselect Thousands Separator.


To display the currency symbol at the edge of the cell, select Accounting Style.