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For some reason I have a column and the positive/negative sign follows the number like 10.22+ or 45.55-.

Excel does not recognize this as a number.  How can I get the + or - before the number instead of after it?

I tried selecting everything, and formatting, but that did not work.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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You're going to need a little macro help. The routines below convert negative numeric values with trailing negative signs (e.g., "123-") into numeric values. When entering or importing such values Excel interprets them as text instead of numeric values.

Select the cells to convert and run the macro ConvertTrailingNegativeValuesDefault.

[Begin Code Segment]

Public Sub ConvertTrailingNegativeValuesDefault()

' Call the routine ConvertTrailingNegativeValues using the current selection.

   ConvertTrailingNegativeValues Selection
   
End Sub


Public Sub ConvertTrailingNegativeValues( _
      ByVal Target As Range _
   )

' Convert any numeric values with trailing negative signs to numeric values.
'
' Syntax
'
' ConvertTrailingNegativeValues(Target)
'
' Target - The range containing the values to convert.

   Dim Cell As Range

   For Each Cell In Target
      If Len(Cell) > 1 Then
         If VarType(Cell) = vbString Then
            If Right(Cell, 1) = "-" And IsNumeric(Left(Cell, Len(Cell) - 1)) Then
               Cell = CDbl(Cell)
            End If
         End If
      End If
   Next Cell

End Sub

[End Code Segment]

Kevin
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