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Default zeros show as dashes in spreadsheet, want to show 0.

My cells are formatted as Accounting. In "Tools, Options, View, Display all
zero values" is checked. I do not have any custom formulas in my cells to
return a dash when the value is zero. Yet 99% of the zero values are showing
as dashes, with one showing as a zero, and one as (0). How can I show the
numeral zero instead of dashes? Thank you.
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Hi there! It sounds like you're having trouble with your Excel spreadsheet displaying zeros as dashes instead of the actual number.

Here's what you can do to fix it:
  1. Select the cells that you want to display as zeros instead of dashes.
  2. Right-click on the selected cells and choose "Format Cells" from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Format Cells dialog box, select the "Number" tab.
  4. Under "Category," choose "Custom."
  5. In the "Type" field, enter the following format code:
    Formula:
    0.00;-0.00;
  6. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

This format code tells Excel to display positive numbers with two decimal places, negative numbers with two decimal places and a minus sign, and zero values as simply "0".

Once you've applied this format to your cells, they should display zeros instead of dashes.
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My cells are formatted as Accounting. In "Tools, Options, View, Display all
zero values" is checked. I do not have any custom formulas in my cells to
return a dash when the value is zero. Yet 99% of the zero values are showing
as dashes, with one showing as a zero, and one as (0). How can I show the
numeral zero instead of dashes? Thank you.

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Default zeros show as dashes in spreadsheet, want to show 0.

Accounting format is _($* #,##0.00_);_($* (#,##0.00);_($* "-"??_);_(@_)
so the 0 part is the _($* "-"??_)
You can substitute 0 in this part & make it line up with everything else by
using this format:
_($* #,##0.00_);_($* (#,##0.00);_(* "0"??_);_(@_)


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My cells are formatted as Accounting. In "Tools, Options, View, Display
all
zero values" is checked. I do not have any custom formulas in my cells to
return a dash when the value is zero. Yet 99% of the zero values are
showing
as dashes, with one showing as a zero, and one as (0). How can I show the
numeral zero instead of dashes? Thank you.



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