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How do I display negative balances in parentheses in the Trial Balance?

Updated:
Jul 09th, 2019

Question:

How do I display negative balances in parentheses, rather than a minus, in the Trial Balance?

Answer:

You can modify how balances display in the Region settings of your workstation.

To display negative balances in parentheses:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Click Clock and Region | Region.
  3. In the Region dialog on the Formats tab, click Additional settings....
  4. In the Customize Format dialog, click the Currency tab.
  5. Click the Negative currency format drop-down menu and select ($1.1). Click OK, then OK. Close the Control Panel.

Negative balances will now display in parentheses.

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