Excel - Advanced Options - Show Zero In Cells That Have Zero Value

Please offer how I can make this a default setting for Excel - currently I have to change this setting for each Worksheet.

Thank you.
exp vgAsked:
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tomfarrarCommented:
What is showing the cells now?  "-", or....
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tomfarrarCommented:
See example...
EE.xlsx
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you for this example. Let me please clarify my question.

Is there a way in Advanced Options - I can make this change permanent - that is change the Excel program default settings so I do not have to take any additional steps unless I want o undo changing the default setting?
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Justin AlvarezAccount ManagerCommented:
By Default, there is an option to show a zero in cells that have a zero value. See below:

Advanced Options
But it will only default to a zero if you have an equation in that cell.

If you uncheck the box, here is what happens:

Don-t-show-zero-by-default.png
I have selected cell A1. The formula bar shows an equation of 0+0. That definitely equals 0, but I have unchecked the advanced feature. So, cell A1 appears blank.
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tomfarrarCommented:
Well,  I am understanding a little better, but you don't want every cell in the Excel spreadsheet to show "0".  What in the cell should initiate that "0" should be shown?
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tomfarrarCommented:
So if I understand, the option is only available for a worksheet,  right?    Do you want to make it permanent for all workbooks, or for all worksheets in a workbook?  You can select all worksheets in a workbook (click the first tab and the last tab to group). then select the show zero option.  Right?
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
From what I am understanding, there is on way to make the unchecked of the box default, this has to be accomplished either by worksheet or grouping sheets in a workbook.

Thank you for your time.
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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