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Old August 4th 11, 02:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default formatting a percentage in a cell

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011 06:10:40 -0700 (PDT), pat67 wrote:

I am trying to show this in a cell: 83% Complete

The 83% is from a vlookup and I concatenate with the word "Complete".
Problem is that when i do this the % becomes the actual value
0.832458... How can i make it so it stays a percentage?

Thanks


Something like:

=text(vlookup_result, "0%") & " Complete"

or, in the cell with the Vlookup formula, just Custom Format the cell as

Format/Numbers/Custom
Type: 0%" Complete"

This latter has the possible advantage that the contents of the cell is still a number.