Solved

How to format numbers in OneNote 2010

Posted on 2014-03-19
6
596 Views
Last Modified: 2016-05-20
Hi:
I have created a table in OneNote 2010 for ebooks I purchased.  One column of the table shows the cost of the books.  When I try to format the numbers I typed into US currency with 2 digits after decimal points,  I become lost.  There is no format menu;  the little format tab that appears when you highlight the text provides limited choices for formatting.  A search in the web brings suggestion to buy an add-on at $29.99.  That's ridiculous for my purpose.  Can any experts please tell me what steps should I follow to do this minor job?

Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:causewaybay
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
captain earned 500 total points
ID: 39941109
Hi

I don't think this can be done the way you are planning this. One Note treats a table like Word does, it does not apply the same 'value' logic to a table cell as Excel does.

So you cannot assign a default value type to an empty cell.

You cannot copy and paste an Excel range either unless it already contains the formatted data, which I assume you don't want. And as soon as you paste the cell range it is converted to a Word style table again, and the currency symbol becomes a standard character.

capt.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:duttcom
ID: 39941115
It is not clear from what you are saying what the problem is. "I typed into US currency " - is US currency a column in your OneNote table?

Can you post a screen shot of the numbers not formatting the way you want so we can see what is happening?
0
 

Author Comment

by:causewaybay
ID: 39941191
Hi duttcom,  please see the jpeg file I attached herewith.
ee.jpg
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 

Author Comment

by:causewaybay
ID: 39941201
Hi duttcom,  as the jpeg shows, the costs of books right now are just numbers.  I tried to format these numbers I typed from numbers into US currency, with 2 digits after decimal; but I failed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:causewaybay
ID: 39948133
Hi duttcom, I have posted the screen shot as requested; and followed with detailed comment 3 days ago.  I am still awaiting your response.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:causewaybay
ID: 40054920
It's good that at least this expert knows what he is talking about;  unlike the other one who commented without thorough knowledge on the subject and left questions open though supporting material had been sent as he requested.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
OneNote and SharePoint 10 62
Which version of Microsoft Project does my client need? 3 114
OneNote tips 5 15
CRM 2011 User Last Name Change due to Marriage 6 16
This collection of functions covers all the normal rounding methods of just about any numeric value.
As freelancing is becoming more and more common in the tech industry, certain obstacles are proving to be a challenge to those who are used to more traditional, structured employment. This article is meant to help identify such obstacles and offer a…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating Hyperlinks for the web and other documents. Select the "Insert" tab: Click "Hyperlink":  Type "http://" followed by a web address to reference a website or navigate to a document to ref…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…

822 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question