You will not believe this. I was logged into EE about to pose this question. Just as I was about to copy the cell formula which appears below, I tried a couple of variations and found the write combination. I logged out, closed the browser tab and GOT THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! (I didn't think that was possible in a 64-bit environment.) Long story short - autosave was set to 10 minutes and my formula is gone....
The accounting formula set to no decimals and no $ sign displays a negative number as (1,234)
I believe this is the formula
_(* #,##0_);_(* (#,##0);_(* "-"_);_(@_)
I want to display a negative number with the left parenthesis in the left-most position, like this... ( 1,234)
(I know, I am an accounting dinosaur.)