Enter Numbers in an Excel Cell



Enter Numbers into a Cell.

Numbers are the most common type of Excel data. The numbers you enter into a cell can be dollar values, weights, interest rates, temperatures, or any other numerical quantity. In most cases you just type the number that you want to appear in the cell. However, you can also precede a number with a dollar sign or other currency symbol to indicate a monetary value, or follow a number with a percent sign to indicate a percentage value.


Excel is all about numbers, so most of your worksheets will include numeric values. Some worksheets store only numeric values, but most use numbers as the basis for one or more calculations, such as monthly loan payments, statistical analysis, or budget totals. To get the most out of Excel, you need to know how to enter numeric values, including percentages and currency values.