Report Designer: Changing the sign of a number

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

Use the following steps to change the sign of a number in the Report Designer.

Prior to making changes to a report (including letters and financial statements) in the Report Designer, we recommend that you choose File > Save As to save the report with a different name. To restore a predefined report in which changes have been made, you can choose File > Restore Default.

  1. Choose File > Report Designer and click the + sign next to the report type folder and expand the list.
  2. Double-click a report or financial statement layout to open it in the design grid.
  3. In the design grid, right-click in the cell that contains the variable for which to change the sign.
  4. Choose Format Cells from the context menu.

    Show grid

  5. In the Format Cells dialog, click the Format tab.
  6. Select Amount in the Category list and mark the Multiply by -1 checkbox and click OK.

    Show grid

  7. Choose File > Save As to save the report.

See also: Reporting and Report Designer: Procedures

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