## Excel: Commas and Decimal Points Not Retained in Chart TextLast reviewed: November 2, 1994 |

## SUMMARYIf a number is entered as attached or unattached chart text and the number contains commas or decimal points that can be removed without changing the number's value, Microsoft Excel version 2.20 and 3.00 will remove them. The following is an example: Original Number After Number Is Entered --------------- ----------------------- 4,000 4000 4000.00 4000 To retain the number's original format, enter it using the ="number" format, where number is the number to be displayed. The following is an example: Original Number After Number Is Entered --------------- ----------------------- ="4,000" 4,000 ="4000.00" 4000.00 ## MORE INFORMATIONIf a comma is not in a standard position, or the value of the number will change when a decimal point is removed, Excel will not remove the characters. The following is an example: Original Number After Number Is Entered --------------- ----------------------- 400,0 400,0 4000.84 4000.84 |

KBCategory: kbother Last reviewed: November 2, 1994 |