# How do I fix how my percentage shows on the excel spreadsheet?

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On the home toolbar, there is a section titled "Number". That would be where you would change the format to whatever you want it to. Even Red..
So, all you have to do is enter in the number you want and Excel puts in the decimal point, or the dollar sign, or the percent sign for you. And you can even change the amount of decimal places you want it to go as well..

Highlight the cells/numbers you want to format, then go to the number section on the toolbar (edit), and select the format that you want.

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