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Posted on 2011-03-16
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I have a subform that has some calculated fields on it.  I would like to display negative values in red font and show them in paranthesis.  How can I do this?  I know I can change the font color using conditional formatting, but how best to accomplish the paranthiesis.

Instead of -400 I would like (400) in red.

Thanks!

we are a mixed environment on Office 2000 & 2007
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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You can use the Format property of the text box ... see image:

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I hate when I do that... (ask a question instead of using Help...)


Thanks.
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Hey .... this is .. Help :-)

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