I have a visualforce page which contains currency field. When rendered as a PDF, it loses the format of the currency. How can I keep the currency format?

I am using CSS to put the dollar sign in there but I am not sure how to go about inserting commas and ensuring there are two digits after the decimal. Please point me in the right direction.

    .currency:before { content:'$';  }
    label.field {
        text-align: right;
        width: 40%;
        float: left;
        font-weight: bold;
        padding-right: 2%;
        padding-left: 5%;
<p><label class="field">Goal:</label>
<apex:outputText value="{!Goal__c.Quarterly_Goal__c}" styleclass="currency"/></p>   
// Currently formatted like: $4000000.0
// Should be formatted like: $4,000,000.00

1 Answer 1


The <apex:outputText> can be formatted along with <apex:param>.

<apex:outputText value="{0, number, $#,###.##}">
    <apex:param value="{!Goal__c.Quarterly_Goal__c}"/>

Hope it helps.


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