Indian number grouping in Excel

September 7, 2007

Excel groups numbers in thousands, in the American style. For Indian currency communications this can be confusing since lakhs onwards the number names go up by hundreds and not by thousands.

While Excel itself doesn’t have any option to change the number separator grouping, you can set the preference for your Windows user account.

Go to Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Regional Options tab > Customize > Digit Grouping

Excel Number Grouping

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