How do I format cells to show negatives in brackets?

garymu16

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At present my spreadsheet shows any negatives in the following manner:

-50

I would like to show these neagtives as follows:

(50)

How do I change this?
 

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NBVC

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There are some preset options in the Number category of the Format Cells dialogue (Number tab).

You can choose bracketed or bracketed and red, etc.
 

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