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I made a table in Word. Is there a way to make a column that will
automatically add the dollar sign ($) when I type in it???
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Hi Carolan! Yes, there is a way to make a column in your table automatically add the dollar sign ($) when you type in it. Here's how you can do it:
  1. Select the column that you want to add the dollar sign to.
  2. Right-click on the selected column and choose "Format Cells" from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the "Format Cells" dialog box, select the "Number" tab.
  4. Under "Category," select "Currency."
  5. Choose the desired currency symbol from the drop-down menu (in this case, the dollar sign).
  6. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

Now, when you type in any cell in the selected column, it will automatically add the dollar sign before the number.
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Hi Carolan,

Word tables don't support automatic number formatting - you either have to
add the '$' manually or have it generated as part of a formfield or formula
field (neither of which you'd want to use for straight data-entry.

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I made a table in Word. Is there a way to make a column that will
automatically add the dollar sign ($) when I type in it???
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Hi Carolan,

a bit of programming just for fun,
nothing serious really,
but if you like it, you might want to learn more about VBA.

Example for column 1:

Sub NextCell()
Dim n As String
If Selection.Information(wdEndOfRangeColumnNumber) = 1 Then
n = Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text
n = Left(n, Len(n) - 2)
If IsNumeric(Left(n, Len(n))) And _
Right(n, 2) " $" Then
n = n & " $"
Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text = n
End If
End If
WordBasic.NextCell
End Sub

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May seem silly on my part - but how do I make this work work??
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"Helmut Weber" wrote:

Hi Carolan,

a bit of programming just for fun,
nothing serious really,
but if you like it, you might want to learn more about VBA.

Example for column 1:

Sub NextCell()
Dim n As String
If Selection.Information(wdEndOfRangeColumnNumber) = 1 Then
n = Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text
n = Left(n, Len(n) - 2)
If IsNumeric(Left(n, Len(n))) And _
Right(n, 2) " $" Then
n = n & " $"
Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text = n
End If
End If
WordBasic.NextCell
End Sub

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Greetings from Bavaria, Germany

Helmut Weber, MVP WordVBA

Win XP, Office 2003
"red.sys" & Chr$(64) & "t-online.de"






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Hi Carolan,

May seem silly on my part - but how do I make this work work??


That's the real difficult part for a beginner,
hardly possible to take you by the hand with so many possibilities.

Just one of several ways:

Open the VBA-editor [alt F11],
open the project explorer [ctrl r],
which may be open anyway,
click on "normal" usually on top and bold
in the "project - project" window,
in the menu, click on "insert, module".

Paste this:
'---
Sub NextCell()
' revised !
Dim n As String
If Selection.Information(wdEndOfRangeColumnNumber) = 1 Then
n = Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text
n = Left(n, Len(n) - 2)
If IsNumeric(n) And _
Right(n, 2) " $" Then
n = n & " $"
Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text = n
End If
End If
WordBasic.NextCell
End Sub
'---

Save: [ctrl s]
Close: [alt F4]

If You press [tab] in a cell,
the built in command "NextCell" is executed.
However, since you have your own command "NextCell" now,
your "NextCell" is executed.
It overrides the built in command.

But, as with the new "NextCell"
the selection wouldn't move anymore,
it is necessary to have a substitute,
which is WordBasic.NextCell, a usefule relict from former times.

The macro grabs the text in the cell,
cuts off the cell mark, which is two characters long,
checks whether what's left is a number,
checks whether the rightmost 2 characters are not " $" anyway,
and if so, set the cells text to the number & " $".


HTH

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Helmut Weber, MVP WordVBA

Win XP, Office 2003
"red.sys" & Chr$(64) & "t-online.de"








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Thanks so very much, Helmut - I even managed to change to column it effects.
It's a wonderful tool.
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"Helmut Weber" wrote:

Hi Carolan,

May seem silly on my part - but how do I make this work work??


That's the real difficult part for a beginner,
hardly possible to take you by the hand with so many possibilities.

Just one of several ways:

Open the VBA-editor [alt F11],
open the project explorer [ctrl r],
which may be open anyway,
click on "normal" usually on top and bold
in the "project - project" window,
in the menu, click on "insert, module".

Paste this:
'---
Sub NextCell()
' revised !
Dim n As String
If Selection.Information(wdEndOfRangeColumnNumber) = 1 Then
n = Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text
n = Left(n, Len(n) - 2)
If IsNumeric(n) And _
Right(n, 2) " $" Then
n = n & " $"
Selection.Cells(1).Range.Text = n
End If
End If
WordBasic.NextCell
End Sub
'---

Save: [ctrl s]
Close: [alt F4]

If You press [tab] in a cell,
the built in command "NextCell" is executed.
However, since you have your own command "NextCell" now,
your "NextCell" is executed.
It overrides the built in command.

But, as with the new "NextCell"
the selection wouldn't move anymore,
it is necessary to have a substitute,
which is WordBasic.NextCell, a usefule relict from former times.

The macro grabs the text in the cell,
cuts off the cell mark, which is two characters long,
checks whether what's left is a number,
checks whether the rightmost 2 characters are not " $" anyway,
and if so, set the cells text to the number & " $".


HTH

--
Greetings from Bavaria, Germany

Helmut Weber, MVP WordVBA

Win XP, Office 2003
"red.sys" & Chr$(64) & "t-online.de"









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