Minus Sign - Turn Into Negative Number Without Manually Keying Each One?

Feb 14, 2013

I have a column of numbers which have the - sign at the back end of the number instead of the front. What would be the easiest way to turn that into a negative number without manually keying each one?

I have data that comes from a subsytem that places the negative sign at the right of the number, so it is recognized as text. I can get around this using find and replace and then a second step to multiply that by -1, but is there a formula that can do this for me?

I want to save phone no as +99 9876543210 in excel 2003 on my xp pro machine. But if i give a + sign in the cell, some blue dotted rectangle shows up and everything messes up.. I think it is treating it as a formula or something... how can i save this in the cell. tell me in detail if you are going to tell me about macros or vb code as I don't know how to insert code or program macros.

I have attached here an excel sheet with some data. I need to show the minus value in D5 as a plus sign, is there any conditional formula to work this out??

i want to know how to prefix a minus sign (-) before numbers in cells in a large range.i m working on a large sheet containing the Numbers with Cr and Dr as suffixes just like 445Dr ... 3331Cr and so..on... in the worksheet

i want to know the method of deleting the suffixes and prefixing - sign infront of numbers having Cr as the suffix.

Numbers with Dr as suffix denote positive numbers and numbers with Cr suffix denote negative numbers. i want to prefix the -minus sign in front of numbers having Cr in the end.

I know how to turn off automatic and manual calculation modes manually in excel or through VB. But is there a way to make the automatic calculation mode ignore changes in certian cells? It would be good if you could right click on a cell and turn this on/off as an option. I assume I will have to code this in vb somehow, but I am a novice. Something like:

Sub test123() For Cells = Value.Range("I7:R22") Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

Like I basically want part of my sheet to be set to manual calculation mode, and partially to automatic...

In Tab 1, I have a negative number and the word "Original" next to it. In Tab 2, I have a mix of positive & negative numbers. I want all numbers that are negative to display the word "original" and all positive to display" new." How do I do that? Also, I want the opposite to work as well-- if Tab 1 has a positive number, I want all positive numbers in Tab 2 to display "original."

I have devised a simple formula when a member of staff enters a date and time into a cell it starts deducting from todays date and time. ie:

Cell A1 - Date and time is entered by staff

Cell B1 - Is the above cell +24hrs

Cell C1 - NOW()

Cell D1 - B1-C1 Formatted in hours ( [h] :mm:ss (Like a count down clock)

The problem i have is that i cannot get Cell D1 to show minus ours it just goes to negative and shows continous #####. Is there any way i can get Cell D1 to show the hours it has gone minus by.

can I set a cell in excel so that if a number in a different cell is above a certain number it will turn green and another cell to turn red. I have attached the file.

I have a spreadsheet that I need to fill up the columns of blank cells stopping when it reaches data above and not overkeying it. If the data was at the top I could fill down and do this by highlighting the column, go to blanks, put in = then ctrl enter and it works, but when I fill UP I can't get this to work since it changes the active cell. Below is an example of what I have on the left in a worksheet and on the right hat I need it to look like. How to fill up without overkeying the data above it. When I fill up it makes the whole column AA Category 1 total and that's not what I find.

unit 2 total BB category 1 total division 2 total unit 2 total division 2 total

I need to to look like this:

BB category 1 total division 2 total unit 2 total BB category 1 total AA category 1 total division 1 total unit 1 total

Month to Start - is a combobox with 12 months, next is Month to go back - is a textbox, here specifying number of months to go back.I need to store month names by minus the existing month - number in a textbox

eg: if Month to Start is 'September' and Month to go back is 2, then what i need is September & August in an array or separate variables.

Is there any way i can display the columb number without actually manually counting across.The columbs are A to Z,AA to AZ,BA to BZ,CA to CZ & DA to DN....about 120 columbs.Is there a way to have the columb number diplayed by just placing the mouse cursor on the columb letter (not press though as it will select the whole columb..going to use for VLookup function

I have a number $2,173,980.08 in my excel worksheet. I try to find it using Ctrl + F $2,173,980.08 and excel couldn't find the number. What setting do I need to change in order for excel to find number with dollars sign and commas in it?

I have a file contains thousands of rows of purchasing order. the purchasing value is in different local currency,the data(number) format is "Accounting" .

Is there a way to separate the currency sign and the number into different column?

I need to the currency sign to be able to convert data to desired currency. But Excel read the data as number. so I was doing it row by row. Such a pain and not efficient.

I'm trying to return only the following portion of the text from a large list.

So, I want to have just the following phrase appear in a column:

Original AAM UNIT AAM HIGH 50 DIVIDEND 13 $77,666,423 $1,132,491

To AAM HIGH 50 DIVIDEND

Original AAM UNIT AAM HIGH 50 DIVIDEND 13 $77,666,423 $1,132,491

To AAM HIGH 50 DIVIDEND

Original FIRST TRUST UNIT FT HIGH DIV EQUITY 15 $13,140,862 $301,295

To FT HIGH DIV EQUITY

So, I essentially, want any words that appear between "Unit" and the first number that appears before the $ sign (in this case 13 and 15 respectively, but the numbers can be anything - "Unit" stays the same down the list).

I now need to add in the variable of holidays and other days off. This is where I am loss. I do have a list of the weekdays that we did have class and a list of when we didn't

I am having trouble setting up my cycle count spread sheet. For instance if my starting number is 1000 and when it reaches 0 or below it starts to count in minus when I just want it to automatically reset to 1000

Is there a formula I can use that will look at the following in an excel cell Daily Numbers Report - Summary_2014-01-26.xls

and then convert that into the date value 41,300. And the same thing for all other cells with the same format...so if was Daily Numbers Report - Summary_2014-01-23.xls the formula would convert it to 41,297.

This spreadsheet will be tracking sales and purchases. I want to be able to have any purchases formatted as an expenditure (negative sign or brackets) to show it is money out. Column C "Action" has a drop down with either Buy (infrequent) or Sell. I want to be able to have column I "Unit Price" be a negative number if the corresponding cell in the same row in Column C = "Buy". I do not have these prices formatted as currency as their are 2 different currency used and I don't know how to make the correct currency format appear automatically, though I do have a drop down validation column for which currency the transaction was in, so maybe that is possible. I know this is probably simple, but I don't spend that much time using Excel. I have some sample data in their for the moment.

I'm trying to solve a strange problem in a piece of code.

I have a variable that is define as Double called STD. When i try to insert that variable in a formula the decimal sign (for me a comma "," because I'm Portuguese) gets converted to ";" (which is for me the separation sign for the expressions in excel formulas. ex: AND(A1>0;B1>0)=TRUE). The code is:

In a formula, what effect does putting a plus sign after an equals sign? e.g. =+((1+B8)^12)-1. I orginally assumed that it made sure that result the would always be positive but I was wrong.

I go negative in one column I want it to show up in the next column as a positive number because when I add my income and subtract my bills and the negative from last month to get the what cash I'll have left it screws up because negative subtract a negative is a positive. So how do i get the sum of say B9 to from -$5.00 to +$5.00 into C4 so when i subtract C4 From my income it wont add to it.