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    How do you convert downloaded data where the negative sign appears on the right side of a number as opposed to the left? Excel is recgonizing it as text. I tried to format the cell to a number but excel is still reading it as text. i.e. 92.50- needs to be converted to -92.50.

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    =VALUE("-" & LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-1))

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    or
    =IF(ISNUMBER(A1),A1,LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-1)*-1)

    if you have positives and negatives in your list.

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