In this article, we will learn to stop Excel from rounding large numbers. Whenever we type large numbers in cells, Excel rounds it off. Sometimes, it becomes a problem because we need to display the full number. Today, we will use 3 easy methods. Using these methods, you can easily stop Excel from rounding large numbers. So, without further ado, letâ€™s start the discussion.

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## Why Does Excel Round off Large Numbers?

Excel rounds off large numbers due to some reasons. The reasons are discussed below.

**Small Column Width:**If the column width of a cell is small, then, the cell will not be able to display all the numbers.**15-Digit Condition:**Excel only displays numbers up to**15**It shows**0**instead of the desired number after**15th**place. For example, if you type**1111222233334444**in a cell, it will store**1111222233334440**.**Length of the Number:**If the number is too large, then, Excel displays it in exponential format.**Number Format:**Sometimes, we format a cell in a specific number format. In those cases, Excel rounds off large numbers.

To explain the methods, we will use a dataset that contains a set of numbers. You can see Excel has rounded off the numbers. Throughout the article, we will use the same dataset with slight changes.

## 1. Stopping Excel from Rounding Large Numbers

We can divide the large numbers into two types. The numbers that have a maximum of **15 **digits or less and the numbers that have greater than **15 **digits. Here, we will discuss the methods in two different sections.

### 1.1 Changing the Cell Format

Suppose, the numbers have a maximum of **15 **digits or less and Excel rounds it off. In that case, you need to change the cell format to stop Excel from rounding large numbers. Letâ€™s follow the steps below to know the process.

**STEPS:**

- In the first place, select the cells that contain the large numbers.

- Secondly, go to the
**Home**tab and select the**Number Format**box. A drop-down menu will occur. - Select
**Number**from there.

- After that, you will see results like the picture.

- Now,
**autofit**the columns to see results like below.

- To remove the decimal places, press
**Ctrl**+**1**to open the**Format Cells**window and select the**NumberÂ**tab. - Then, in the
**Category**section, select**Number**and change the**Decimal places**to**0**.

- Finally, click
**OK**to see the large numbers.

### 1.2 Converting Number to Text

In this case, we will convert the number to text to stop Excel from rounding large numbers. Generally, an Excel cell stores up to **15 **digit numbers. It will add **0 **from the **16th **place. For example, we have selected a cell and typed **1111222233334444**.

Now, if we press **Enter**, it will display **1.11122E+15**. But if you look at the formula bar, then you will see it stores **0 **in place of the last digit of the large number we used.

To overcome this problem, pay attention to the steps below.

**STEPS:**

- First of all, select the cell or cells where you want to type large numbers.

- In the second step, press
**Ctrl**+**1**on the keyboard to open the Format Cells window. - In the
**Format Cells**window, select the**Number**tab and then, select**Text**in the**CategoryÂ**section. - Click
**OK**to proceed.

- After clicking
**OK**, you will see the full large number and a smart tag.

- Finally, click on the smart tag and select
**Ignore Error**.

- You can also overcome this problem by starting the number with an
**Apostrophe**like the image below.

**Read More: **How to Stop Rounding in Excel

## 2. Preventing Excel from Rounding Large Whole Numbers

In the second method, we will learn to prevent Excel from rounding large whole numbers. Here, we can apply the methods to the numbers that contain up to **11 **digits. You can see **9**, **10 **& **11 **digits numbers in the dataset below. The numbers are large. Thatâ€™s why Excel is rounding them to exponential format.

Excel does not round off numbers up to **11 **digits. It shows the exact value. But it starts rounding numbers from **12 **digits. You can see it in the picture below. It stores them in exponential format. To overcome this, you need to autofit the column width.

Letâ€™s observe the steps below to prevent excel from rounding numbers.

**STEPS:**

- In the beginning, put your cursor in the line between
**Columns B**&**C**to adjust the column width of**Column B**.

- After that, double-click on the mouse.

- Finally, do the same for
**Columns C**&**D**to see results like the picture below.

## 3. Blocking Excel from Rounding Large Decimal Numbers/Currencies

In the last method, we will block Excel from rounding large decimal numbers or currencies. Here, we will use a dataset that contains two decimal numbers. The numbers are large but Excel is showing up to **3 **decimal places.

Letâ€™s follow the steps below to block Excel from rounding numbers.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, press
**Ctrl**+**1**to open the**Format CellsÂ**window. - In the second step, select the
**NumberÂ**tab. - Thirdly, select
**Number**in the**CategoryÂ**section. - Then, change the decimal places up to the digits you want to display. We have changed the decimal places to
**9**.

- Now, click
**OK**. You may see results like the picture below.

- Just adjust the column width to see the full numbers.

- In the following step, we will use currencies in place of decimal numbers.

- Again, press
**Ctrl**+**1**to open the**Format CellsÂ**window. - In the
**Format Cells**window, select**Currency**in the**Category**section and adjust the decimal places.

- In the end, you will be able to see the full value of the currencies.

**Read More: **Rounding to Nearest Dollar in Excel

## Things to Remember

There are some things you need to remember when you are trying to stop Excel from rounding large numbers.

- Follow the second sub-method of
**Method-1**to display large numbers that contain more than**15** - Another important thing is that Excel shows numbers that contain more than
**11**digits in exponential format.

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## Conclusion

In this article, we have demonstrated 3 easy methods to Stop Excel from Rounding Large Numbers. Here, we have used practical datasets to explain the process. I hope these methods will help you to perform your tasks easily. Furthermore, we have also added the practice book at the beginning of the article. To test your skills, you can download it to exercise. Last of all, if you have any suggestions or queries, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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