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#1
April 10th 06, 01:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 ivoryhunter Posts: n/a

Hi,
I think this is an easy one but beyond me! How can I format the cell
to show the result of a sum as a plus or minus (or positive and
negative)? It shows minus values by default but I cannot get it to
show a plus sign. I have tried the Format Cells/custom part with no
joy. example:

Cell B8 = 3
Cell C8 = 2

=SUM(B8-C8) gives me a "1" in cell D8, but I want it to show "+1"

and

Cell B11 = 4
Cell C11 = 5

=SUM(B8-C8) gives me a "-1" in cell D8, which is correct, however I
want this to appear in red

Grateful for any assistance.

Thank you.

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#2
April 10th 06, 01:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Bob Phillips Posts: n/a

Something like

+#,##0;[Red]-#,##0;0

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Hi,
I think this is an easy one but beyond me! How can I format the cell
to show the result of a sum as a plus or minus (or positive and
negative)? It shows minus values by default but I cannot get it to
show a plus sign. I have tried the Format Cells/custom part with no
joy. example:

Cell B8 = 3
Cell C8 = 2

=SUM(B8-C8) gives me a "1" in cell D8, but I want it to show "+1"

and

Cell B11 = 4
Cell C11 = 5

=SUM(B8-C8) gives me a "-1" in cell D8, which is correct, however I
want this to appear in red

Grateful for any assistance.

Thank you.

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#3
April 10th 06, 01:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Scoops Posts: n/a

Hi ivoryhunter (not very PC)

In Custom format:

+#,##0;[Red]-#,##0

Regards

Steve

#4
April 10th 06, 01:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 ivoryhunter Posts: n/a

Thanks Bob and Steve.

Bob - this is spot on - thank you.

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