Report Designer: Changing the sign of a variable

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By default, the application displays the actual balances of accounts in the design grid of the Report Designer. Use the following steps to change the sign.

To open a report or financial statement layout for editing, choose File > Report Designer. In the Reports list frame, click the plus (+) sign next to the document type folder to expand the list, and then double-click a report or financial statement layout to open it in the design grid.

Recommended: Prior to making changes to a report (including letters and financial statements) in the Report Designer, 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. In the design grid, click in the first cell that you want to change.
  2. Choose Format > Cells and click the Format tab.
  3. Select Amount in the Category list, and then mark the Multiply by -1 checkbox from the list of amount formats.

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  4. Choose File > Save As to save the report format changes.

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