Perform Arithmetic on a Group of Cells in Microsoft Excel
So you have a sheet of data in very high numbers, and you only want to
display it in thousands. There's two ways to approach it.
Use a custom format on the cell by going to FormatàCells,
choose Custom and type in the custom format as shown. Note the sample in the
dialog box. The drawback? Like any formatting, you could have cells that show
values that don't add up properly because by cell formatting, you're really
rounding the value, but the actual values used in formulas are not being
rounded. So 2 + 2 might not equal 4.
If you prefer to change the values, instead of using a format, then you can
literally divide all the values by 1,000. Just type 1000 into any blank cell and
copy the cell. Choose all the cells you want to reduce to thousands, and hit
Want to increase all your prices by 5%? Just type 1.05 into a blank cell.
Copy the cell. Select all your prices. Hit EditàPaste
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