Formatting Datasheet Numbers

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 4, 2011)

The graphs created by Microsoft Graph are based on data contained in a simple spreadsheet called a datasheet. Microsoft Graph displays this data in row-and-column format. You can format the numbers in a datasheet in much the same way as you would in a spreadsheet, like Excel. To format numbers, follow these steps:

  1. Select the cells whose contents you want to format.
  2. Choose Number from the Format menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Format Number dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Format Number dialog box

  4. Select a number format to apply to the selected cell.
  5. Click on OK.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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