Negative Percentages in Excel

  Newuser939 15:28 06 Apr 2009

When formatting cells in Excel to a "number" format it is possible to choose from several options as to how negative numbers are displayed - one such option is to display them automatically in red. If I have a column which calculates a percentage increase or decrease, is there a way to automatically show a decrease in red? When formatting to percentage, the only option available seems to be the number of decimal places and not how negative percentages are displayed.

  VoG II 17:03 06 Apr 2009

Try a Custom number format:


  Newuser939 17:12 06 Apr 2009

Thank you for that pointer. Changing it just slightly to
(ie adding the extra minus sign) did the trick.

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