How to Format Excel Numbers with Leading Zeros


To format excel numbers with leading zeros Select cells in which numbers with leading zeros will be entered.

Select the cells you would like to change

Click on Format in the Menu

Click format

Select Cells

Select Cells

For the cell type choose custom.

Choose custom on the left

Now enter in the amount of leading zeros you want plus the number sign.

Add leading zeros plus a # sign

Click ok.

Click ok

Leading zeros will now be added to your number.

Leading zeros will now be in front of all of your cells