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:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

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.

What is showing the cells now?  "-", or....
See example...
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?
HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals

Build a website from the ground up by first learning the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, the two popular programming languages used to present content online. HTML deals with fonts, colors, graphics, and hyperlinks, while CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed.

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:

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.

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
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?
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?
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.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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 Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.