Displaying negative numbers - inconsistent between desktop and lap

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Subject: Displaying negative numbers - inconsistent between desktop and lap
Posted by:  Julia Burn
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006

On my desktop PC, in order to have the option of getting negative numbers in
Excel displayed in brackets I need to adjust the Negative Numbers setting in
the Regional Settings part of the Control Panel….this works fine.  However,
an identical approach to the same problem on my laptop does not allow the
option of bracketing negative numbers.  The Regional Settings are correctly
set, but I’m only offered red negatives, or numbers with a minus symbol.
Is there another setting that I should check?

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