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# In Excel how do you display a currency field in millions

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Is there a way to show the value of a cell (currency) in millions?
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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Use the custom number format to display a numeric value in thousands, millions, billions, or trillions. The factoring is accomplished by inserting extra commas, one for each factor of 1,000, immediately before the decimal point in a custom number format.

To display 1,234,567 as 1,234.6 use the custom number format:

#,##0,.0

To display 1,234,567 as 1.2 use the custom number format:

#,##0,,.0

Kevin
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Danny Child earned 1000 total points
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and if you want to add in the currency symbols, plus the "m" for millions, try this add-on to Zorvek's suggestion:
\$#,##0.0,,"m"
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is this something you do at the cell level?
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Jerry Paladino earned 1000 total points
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Yes, the formats mentioned above are at the cell or range level.  Not a global change to a workbook or worksheet.   Highlight the range of cells you want to display as millions and right mouse click to display to sub menu and select "Format Cells".  In the resulting Format Cells dialog box under the numbers tab, select "Custom" and paste the format that Kevin or DanCh99 suggested in the "Type" area as indicated in the picture below.
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