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Aug 5, 2013

How do I format numbers so it will show the actual first digit, and the rest as x?

so that $1,234.56

will appear as $1,xxx.xx

or alternatively,


will appear as $1,xxx,xxx.xx

I would prefer to do this with custom formatting rather than VBA,

(this is so I can generate sample reports for prospective clients, without showing the real numbers in the tables)

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