setting default number Format Excel 2010

Is there any way to set the number  format in the ribbon of excel 2010 to a custom format?
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One way you can do, is by creating a macro that applies formatting you need and adding it to the Ribbon, but i have feeling there should be an easier way that does not require VBA.

you will have to use something like:

Sub sbSetCustomFormat()
 Selection.NumberFormat = "_($* #,##0_);_($* (#,##0);_($* ""-""_);_(@_)"
End Sub
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
You can create a custom group on a ribbon tab and assign a macro button to it, or you can alter the relevant style of a blank workbook to use the formatting you want, then save it as a template called book.xltx in your XLSTART folder. Note that this template will be used if you use Ctrl+N or the New workbook button to create a new workbook, but not if you use File-New-Blank workbook.
Jenedge73Author Commented:
Thanks.  I added the macro to a ribbon.  Too bad you can’t customise the comma in the home tab.  
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
You can - just not through the UI. See Ron's pages here:

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