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August 30th 07, 01:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1: 25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1: as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

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August 30th 07, 01:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

On 30 Aug, 13:08, Fizz Richardson
wrote:
when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1: 25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1: as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

Hi Fizz,

This isn't the whole answer, but it might help.....

If you type the ratio into the cell as a fraction (eg for 1:25 type it
as 0 1/25) it will appear as a fraction format, 1/25. Similarly your
ratio can be typed into a fraction-formatted cell as a decimal (eg 0.5
will appear a 1/2).

I say it's only half an answer since I can't yet see a way to use the
":" separator instead of the "/" - but I'm sure one of the experts
here might be able to find a way to do that, if it exists.

HTH

Phil

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August 30th 07, 03:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

If you have a number of 24.8, and format the call as "1:"0 , then it will
display as 1:25.
If you wanted it in a different cell, you can use the formula
="1:"&TEXT(A1,0) to produce a text string.
--
David Biddulph

"Fizz Richardson" wrote in
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when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1: 25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1: as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

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August 31st 07, 12:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

Hi David
ths for that - as I said I have found that I can use the inverted commas to
force the colon - but it can't then round the answer so somewhere I was
hoping that there might be another way of getting te same effect.

"David Biddulph" wrote:

If you have a number of 24.8, and format the call as "1:"0 , then it will
display as 1:25.
If you wanted it in a different cell, you can use the formula
="1:"&TEXT(A1,0) to produce a text string.
--
David Biddulph

"Fizz Richardson" wrote in
message ...
when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1: 25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1: as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

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August 31st 07, 12:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

ths - you can force the colon to show by making Excel think that it's text
(put inverted comas either side) but this doesn't quite do what I want. But
thnks for the suggestions.

"Phil" wrote:

On 30 Aug, 13:08, Fizz Richardson
wrote:
when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1: 25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1: as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

Hi Fizz,

This isn't the whole answer, but it might help.....

If you type the ratio into the cell as a fraction (eg for 1:25 type it
as 0 1/25) it will appear as a fraction format, 1/25. Similarly your
ratio can be typed into a fraction-formatted cell as a decimal (eg 0.5
will appear a 1/2).

I say it's only half an answer since I can't yet see a way to use the
":" separator instead of the "/" - but I'm sure one of the experts
here might be able to find a way to do that, if it exists.

HTH

Phil

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August 31st 07, 01:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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how do I format an Excel sheet to create a ratio as in 1:25 ??

If you want to round the number, rather than merely display it rounded, you
can use the ROUND function and then format as discussed below. Another
option is to use Tools/ Options/ Calculation: Precision as displayed, and
then the rounding in the display will be carried into the stored number.
--
David Biddulph

"Fizz Richardson" wrote in
message ...
Hi David
ths for that - as I said I have found that I can use the inverted commas
to
force the colon - but it can't then round the answer so somewhere I was
hoping that there might be another way of getting te same effect.

"David Biddulph" wrote:

If you have a number of 24.8, and format the call as "1:"0 , then it will
display as 1:25.
If you wanted it in a different cell, you can use the formula
="1:"&TEXT(A1,0) to produce a text string.
--
David Biddulph

"Fizz Richardson" wrote in
message ...
when doing calculations I want the answer toi come out as a ratio 1:
25
rather than just 25 - I have found a way of doing that by adding the 1:
as
text within inverted commas - but it won't allow a rounding.

Does anyone know another way of doing this pls??

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