Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Number Formatting Shortcuts.
Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 25, 2020)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365
The typical way that people apply formatting to cells is to use the tools on the ribbons or to display the Format Cells dialog box and make formatting choices. For those who prefer to not remove their hands from the keyboard, however, Excel also provides a number of handy shortcuts you can use to format your cells.
|Ctrl+Shift+!||Number format with two decimal places and thousands separator|
|Ctrl+Shift+$||Currency format with two decimal places and negatives in parentheses|
|Ctrl+Shift+@||Time format with minutes and am/pm|
|Ctrl+Shift+%||Percentage format with no decimal places|
|Ctrl+Shift+^||Scientific notation with two decimal places|
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