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Excel 2016 Comma Style

I have recently upgraded to Excel 2016 and the way that negative numbers are displayed in comma (accounting) style is driving me crazy.  In previous versions of Excel the negative symbol was always next to the first digit of the number (something like -1,234.56) but now the negative sign is left aligned with the cell and can leave a large gap between it and the number (something like -    1,234.56).  

I can fix it using a custom style but would much rather change the behaviour of the comma button.

Any ideas how to fix this?
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mkalmek
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
I'm fairly certain it's always been like that because firstly, the Comma style is just the Accounting style without a currency symbol. Secondly, I'm using xl2010 and it does it too.

But to change the default behaviour of the Comma style, from the Styles dropdown, locate the "Comma" style, right-click and select "Modify". and modify the number format as required.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
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mkalmekAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the long delay in responding but I am not winning with this issue.  If I look at the Comma style from older versions of Excel it was:

_ * # ##0.00_ ;_ * -# ##0.00_ ;_ * "-"??_ ;_ @_

whereas in 365 it is:

_-* # ##0.00_-;-* # ##0.00_-;_-* "-"??_-;_-@_-

I cannot find anywhere what all the hyphens that have appeared in the new style mean but copying the old style into Excel 365 gives an invalid formatting error.

Any help please?
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