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Format Cell (Text Fields Section)

Office 2007

Specifies the formatting of a text field that is a string, a number, a date or time, a duration, or a currency.


If the value of the Type cell is 0, 2, 5, 6, or 7 (string, number, date or time, duration, or currency, respectively), specify a format picture appropriate for the data type. For example, the format picture "# #/4 UU" formats the number 12.43 in. as 12 2/4 INCHES. For more information about specifying a format picture, see About format pictures.

A number (Type = 2) can represent a dimension, scalar, angle, date, time, or currency. To ensure that an input number is always evaluated as a date, time, or currency, use the DATETIME or CY function in the Format cell instead of a format picture.

To get a reference to the Format cell by name from another formula, or from a program using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:

where i = <1>, 2, 3...

To get a reference to the Format cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:

visRowField + i
where i = 0, 1, 2...

Cell index: