adding $ before a number vs selecting currency/accounting format

lezawang

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Hi
Is there any difference/problem if I add $ before a number manually, I mean I type $ then the number after vs selecting Number formatting-->currency or Accounting? Thank you.
 

kweaver

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Both currency and accounting add 2 decimal places whereas when you type a leading $, no decimal places are added. Commas are inserted thousands, however.
If you do this, then examine the Format Cells, you'll see it's "currency" formatting without decimal places.
 

Michael M

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Generally, no.....but why would you do that, instead of simply formatting the number correctly !
 

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