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Formatting a Cell linked to a Pivot Table

Hi  I have a cell linked to a value in a pivot table, once you format the number (to include a , I,e, 1,064) I can no longer center the linked value in the cell.( or Left Justify)
Is they any way I can center the value in the cell

Sample spreadsheet attached.
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Rob Henson

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Rob Henson

I don't see leading spaces at all in the sample. However, I do see that the cell is formatted with Custom formatting:

_-* #,##0_-;-* #,##0_-;_-* "-"??_-;_-@_-

The custom format has four sections separated  by semi-colon
Positive value  -  _-* #,##0_-
Negative value  -   -* #,##0_-
Zero value -  _-* "-"??_-
Text-  _-@_-

The combination of - and _ and * at the start of each section is forcing the format to stay right aligned.

To allow for comma and centre or left aligned use custom format:

#,##0_-;- #,##0_-;_-* "-"??_-;_-@_-
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