Cell format to show + or -

DargonSwift

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Is there a way I can create a custom cell format that place a "+" in front of the number if it is above 0 and a "-" if below 0?


-DS
 

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Norie

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Perhaps a custom format like this?

"+"#;"-"#
 

Greg Truby

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Well, waddya want for zeros? Nuttin'? Then <ul>[*]+0;-0;0[/list]
 

Scott Huish

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It can also be done with the General format, if desired:

+General;-General;0
 

Greg Truby

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Pepper,

Other than General not masking off the decimals; would there be any other difference between Andrew's (or Norie's for that matter) and using General?
 

Scott Huish

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Greg,

Yes, if you didn't want to display a fixed number of decimal places, using General would allow you to do this.
 

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