Trouble with Word 2010 Mail merge, showing 15 decimal places

See the following shot:

2
Notice that the prices shows as 117.99000000000001      instead of $117.99

Here is the original data in Excel:

3
Where you can see how I have formatted it.

First of, the number is indeed 117.99. That is correct. I don´t know how the 0.000000000000001 got added on. But whatever.

Even if the number WERE  117.99000000000001, there must be a way either in Word or Excel to round that to two decimal places.

What am I doing wrong? It appears like this for every record in the database.

Greg
LVL 1
greghollAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

you could try this

http://iits.haverford.edu/documents/mail-merges-formatting-numbers-in-a-merge-field/

or have a helpers column with this formula
=TEXT(R2, "#.00")

Open in new window

Regards
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
It could be because you have cell formatting set in your excel as Currency with 2 decimals so in fact there is 117.99000000000001 but because of formatting set for that cell you see 117,99.But word takes whole cell and does not look at formatting.
you can edit your excel to have all numbers with 2 decimals (round or rouondup, depends what you prefer) or you can set this formatting in merged word document using Alt+F9 (see more here http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/word-help/answer-box-numbers-don-t-merge-right-in-word-HA001116495.aspx)
0
greghollAuthor Commented:
thanks
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Word

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.