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Excel 2003

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by hrisula, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. hrisula

    hrisula Thread Starter

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    Hi everybody,
    I have some difficulties with rounding off to the nearest digit, as a result my spreadsheet is off by 1-2 pennies.
    Here is the question: how can I make it so the calculations are done with say 6-7 decimal digits and the results only are displayed with 2 decimal digits. Is there a way to define this for the whole sheet, or do I have to use the ROUND function for each and every calculation on the sheet.
    Any advise on this matter will be greatly appreciated
    Hrisula
     
  2. XL Guru

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    ROUND is the safe way. You might be able to use Precision As Displayed (Tools -- Options -- Calculation), but exercise great caution ; test on a copy of your data. (NB - affects the entire workbook).

    HTH,
    Andy
     
  3. Anne Troy

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    Bottom line, tho. Don't expect your calculations to be exact AND use rounding. Rounding is never (promised to be) exact, regardless of the method.
     
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