Excel’s default settings are perfectly fine in a lot of situations, but they can be difficult to work with if you have cells that contain large numbers, or numbers where multiple decimal places matter.

If your numbers are being rounded down or up, then this is likely due to an incorrect number of decimal places in your cell formatting. Fortunately you can increase the number of decimal places in your Excel 2013 cells to display as many numbers after the decimal point as you need.

## Add More Decimal Spaces in Excel 2013

If you have number cells that are mixed in with letter cells, you can still choose to select them during the process below. Increasing the number of decimal places will not affect the contents of cells that contain letters.

If you increase the number of decimal places to an amount where they are not visible, then Excel will automatically expand the width of your columns to fit the extra numbers.

Step 1: Open your Excel spreadsheet that contains the number cells for which you want to increase the number of decimal places.

Step 2: Click the **Home** tab at the top of the window.

Step 3: Use your mouse to highlight all of the cells for which you want to increase the number of decimal places.

Step 4: Click the **Increase Decimal** button in the **Number** section of the ribbon until your cells are displaying the desired number of decimal places.

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