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Eccel - Unusual number format

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See this link

http://screencast.com/t/XaEhSd203

I am trying to get a cell to display a number in this format.  Specifically, I want the dollar sign separated from the actual number by a small gap.  As per link.

I have been asked to do this by a client - I am not sure of the logic!
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The dollar sign either accompanies the number (Currency) or goes to the left side of the cell (Accounting). Try Accounting Format and see it that does what you want.
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Can you apply the custom format of your cell to:
_-$* #,##0.00_-;-$* #,##0.00_-;_-$* "-"??_-;_-@_-

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See if this will work.

Normally, depending on your cell width, you should, by default, get you dollar sign the way you want it.
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Thanks folks,
Both solutions work.

The "Accounting" option is the simpler one.
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@21Dewsbury  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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I was also happy to help :-)
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