I am trying ti shortcut a solution yet cannot get the result to display correctly. I am adding text (Subtotal £.....) to the equation of adding one number to another from another spreadsheet tab (D9+D10) and trying to get the answer to display to 2 decimal places. This works fine when the answer is not a whole number. FOr example. If the answer is £4156.87 then this works fine however, if the answer is £2250.00 the result only shows as "Subtotal £ 2250" not the "Subtotal £2250.00" that I want to see. I tried setting the cell to number, currency, etc. etc. but this does not help, any suggestions please?
="Subtotal £ "&ROUND(('Summary and rates'!D9+'Summary and rates'!D10),2)
Another variant is to keep resulting cell value as the number and apply to it custom number format as desired. That allows to use this number in other calculations without back transforming from text to number.
For example, you have 2250 as result of some calculations:
Yes, custom number format is available for everyone as any other format. The only difference you may apply format from menu (e.g. Currency, Number, etc.), when format code will be generated automatically. Or you may add it manually using Custom, in this case you have more options for formatting.