Excel aligns numbers on the right side of cells.
To enter the sales amounts in column C, the Amount column, you would type the dollar sign ($), followed by the amount.
Other numbers and how to enter them
- To enter fractions, leave a space between the whole number and the fraction. For example, 1 1/8.
- To enter a fraction only, enter a zero first. For example, 0 1/4. If you enter 1/4 without the zero, Excel will interpret the number as a date, January 4.
- If you type (100) to indicate a negative number by parentheses, Excel will display the number as -100.
If you want to know how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract numbers in Excel by using formulas, you need this course: Get to know Excel 2007: Enter formulas.