Default number formats determine how accounts display in reports. For example, the default for ratio accounts is three decimal places—change it to one, all ratios display with one decimal place. To change single accounts, use Number Format—see Formatting Numbers.
To select default number formats:
Select Format, then Default Number Formats.
On Default Number Formats, in Default Format, select an option:
Currency with Symbol
Displays numeric data as currency, preceded by a currency symbol. For international currency symbols, press Alt and enter the ASCII code for the character—for example, Alt-156 for £ or Alt-157 for ¥.
Currency without Symbol
Displays numeric data as currency—no currency symbol.
Items, Days, Turns
Same as Currency without Symbol, but for user-defined accounts (Memo Accounts, Ratios, and Covenants) displaying in non-currency formats, such as items (quantity), days (A/R days) or turns (Inventory).
Displays numeric data in percentages.
Same as Items, Days, Turns.
Displays formats for different dates—for example, 10/30/02.
In Sample, you can preview the current default format.
On Format, in Category, select an option, and in Type, select a format.