Bracketing numbers

Surrey Seagulls

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How do you format the cells in Excel 2000 to always put numbers in brackets?

The number lengths will be variable so I can't just to a custom format.

Thanks in advance.

Steve
 

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On 2002-09-03 06:13, Surrey Seagulls wrote:
How do you format the cells in Excel 2000 to always put numbers in brackets?

The number lengths will be variable so I can't just to a custom format.

Thanks in advance.

Steve

You can custom format, use:

(#)
 
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On 2002-09-03 06:16, Ian Mac wrote:
On 2002-09-03 06:13, Surrey Seagulls wrote:
How do you format the cells in Excel 2000 to always put numbers in brackets?

The number lengths will be variable so I can't just to a custom format.

Thanks in advance.

Steve

You can custom format, use:

(#)

I have tried using the following in Excel 2000 to get brackets around my negative numbers but it doesn't work properly - what am I doing wrong?
_(*#,##0.00_);_(*(#,##0.00);_(*"-"??);_(@_)

Thanks for any help.
 
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On 2003-02-06 14:36, Mark W. wrote:
Format as...

[General]

That doesn't give me what I want. I want negative two thousand to show as:
(2,000.00)
The above solution gives -[2000]
Excel 2000 wants to keep giving me -2,000.00

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
 
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