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Tiina
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Hey,
A regular percentage formatting in excel will give me: -35.50%, however, my auditors are requiring it to look like this: (35.50%)
I've been playing around with the custom formatting, but don't seem to be able to figure it out.
Please help!
Thanks:o)

Post Wed May 15, 2002 5:26 pm 
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Juan Pablo González
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Try with

0.00%;(0.00%)

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Do I understand you right;
you always want the percentage to be positive and in a ().

If so, if your number(s) is in cell F20
then type this in Cell G20

=IF(F20>0;"("&F20&"%"&")";"("&-1*F20&"%"&")")

Stulli

please correct me if Im wrong.

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Use...

0.00%_);(0.00%)

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