Applying a Percentage Format to Table Cells
Use the percentage format to display numeric values followed by the
percent (%) symbol.
If the value is used in a formula, its decimal number version is used. For example, a
value that displays as 3.00% is used as 0.03 in a formula.
If you type 3% in a cell formatted using the automatic format and then apply the
percentage format to the cell, the value displayed is 3%. However, if you type 3 in a cell
formatted using the automatic format and then apply the percentage format to the
cell, the value displayed is 300%.
To apply a percentage format:
Select the cell or cells.
Click Inspector in the toolbar, and then click the Table button.
In the Table inspector, click Format.
Choose Percentage from the Cell Format pop-up menu.
To specify how many decimal places to display, use the Decimals field.
If a value contains more decimal places than you specify, the decimal value displayed
is rounded, not truncated. For example, if a cell is formatted to display two decimal
places, the value 3.456 is displayed as 3.46, not 3.45.
To specify how to display negative values, choose an entry from the pop-up menu
adjacent to the Decimals field.
To specify whether to use a thousands separator, select or deselect Thousands Separator.
If a cell you’re formatting already contains a value, the value is assumed to be a
decimal value, and it’s converted into a percentage. For example, 3 becomes 300%.
To learn about the suite of functions and formulas available in iWork, and how to use
them, see the iWork Formulas and Functions User Guide or help (choose Help > “iWork
Formulas and Functions Help” or “iWork Formulas and Functions User Guide”).