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Dear Stuart,
I would like a cell to read Cents () as opposed to Dollars ($) so that if I enter 1.00 it will read ($   1.00) and if I enter .99 it will read (   .99)

Is this possible,

I am using EXCEL for MAC 2011, V 14.0.0

Dennis

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Example: In cell a1 enter 3, and format as Accounting with $ and 2 decimal points, so that A1 appears as

$     3.00

Then select a range that includes A1. From Excel menu, choose Home, Conditional Formatting, New Rule, Format only cells that contain, Cell Value, less than, 1, Format, Number, Custom, Type: _(* #,##0.00_);_(* (#,##0.00);_(* "-"??_);_(@_), OK, OK.

Now if you change the value in A1 to less then 1.00 (e.g. .50), then A1 will appear as

    0.50
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I can answer questions relating to MS Excel formulas, or to programming with vba (Visual Basic for Applications) in the Excel environment. Please follow the following guidelines: your question should focus on one specific issue you want to learn. It's beyond the scope of this free service for me to create entire projects or complex vba solutions for you from scratch. You should be able to do most of the work yourself, and come here when you need help with a specific point you're stuck on. ALWAYS include a simple, concrete example illustrating what you want to learn. Explain this example in detail in the text of your question (what data is in which cells of which sheets, etc). Be very precise about the results you want, using this sample to make the logic clear. Always keep these examples SIMPLE. Never e.g. use 18 worksheets in your example if using 2 or 3 will do. Never use ranges like AI567:BB865 if using a range like A1:B3 will do. Thanks.

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As a consultant, I've designed Excel tools since the 90s, working for the Federal Reserve Bank, AT&T, and (currently) Gap Inc.

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