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remove brackets from negative numbers

Posted on 2016-08-10
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Can someone please assist with the format to remove brackets from negative numbers and display in a minus format
change from (3.00) to -3.00
see attached
Many thanks
Ian
Remove-brackets-negaitive-numbers.xlsx
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Manuel Flores earned 350 total points
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Apply some Custom format to cells, like;

0,00_ ;-0,00

Right button on cell -> Format Cell -> Number -> Custom
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by:racepro
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Didn't work Manuel,
Is it number or custom ?, it can only be one or the other
can you please change on spreadsheet I attached
Thanks
Ian
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Yeah. Exactly like 'el amigo Manuel Flores' specified.

I also noticed that the cells in the file appear with a non-number format, remember to convert them to numbers as well clicking on the warning icon next to the cell (or array of cells for making all of them together).
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Format Cell -> Number -> Number (is easier). And then choose the format that you want.

But it is the same, it is just that Manuel specified in a custom mode, where you have a higher degree of customization.
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Thanks guys, the clicking of warning icon helped
Ian
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Convert to numbers, and specify a custom format with 0,00_ ;-0,00
I suppose that the original was a number an after that it was formatted with parenthesis format... if later was copied and pasted with parenthesis is likely that now the format is text.  You must, probably remove the brackets before apply the number format or custom format in your case.

You could remove the brackets using a kind of IF and LEFT and RIGHT formulas.  Let me know if you need help with this.

..MFlores..
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by:Manuel Flores
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As far as I can see in my excel version, it is formatted as number.  The Custom format should work.

..MFlores..
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All I need to do is highlight the range format as number and click on error ! icon and select convert to number and wala :)  Thanks Manuel
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yeap!... they do all the magic.  Thank you!.
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