Excel 2007 default format issue

Spaniel

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Hi all,

I have a clear feeling I'm missing something fundamental here, so apologies in advance...

I have an excel spreadsheet containing 2 sheets:
1: Raw Data - The Raw data tab is formatted how I want it, i.e. Dates as dates, Numbers as numbers etc

2: Pivot Table - The Pivot table shows as it is in the raw data, however once I click on a value in the pivot (creating 'Sheet #' of raw data), the values are all in currency format.

I have tried using the 'clear formats' function in the raw data tab, and sure enough they are all currency....

So, to the question - How do I set the default format of these to be 'general' or 'Number' or anything else?

Thanks in advance.

Sam
 

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Spaniel

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In fact, I've sorted this myself by digging around the Google archives.

If anyone is interested:

  • Go to the 'home' tab on the ribbon.
  • Right click on the 'Normal' option on 'Cell styles' (The bit that allows you to change the colour and format of cells to 'bad', good etc)
  • Click 'Modify'
  • Click the 'Format' button and select 'general as the default style
  • Click Ok
Sam
 

captculver

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Thanks much for finding this info; I opened a new document a couple of days ago and every worksheet was formatted for "Date" including any new worksheets I added to the document. Pretty odd...

Thanks again...CC
 

Spaniel

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No problem - I also had another workbook where 1000's of custom formats were created, so have some code for 'delete all custom formats' if anyone needs it.

Cheers
 

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