How to define custom number format?

For you to set own custom number format in Excel, you first need a number in the cell that looks like this:

data table

Note: The number can of course, be anything numerical.

Mark all the numbers.

mark numbers.

Right click on the marked area (1), and choose format cells (2).

right click

Click custom and set the customized number under type.

 

Examples:

To display 123456.78 as 123456.8 use ####.#

.123 as 0.1 use 0.# 

5.25 as 5 1/4 use # ???/???

 

Note: You can even format colors. Just write [color]