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Where can I get a negative scanner ?

Q: Where can I get a negative scanner ?

Hi Folks'...

Anyone got any good source for me to buy a negative scanner ?

I have a load of older film that I want to now digitise.

Any advice help would be grately appreciated please, thanks

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A: Where can I get a negative scanner ?

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Does anyone know if there is a slide/negative scanner adapter I can get for a Lexmark 5150 printer/scanner? If there is one, do you know where I can get it? I haven't been able to find one anywhere.

A:slide and negative scanner

Go to Porters.com they have a big selection of photo equipment.

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I have a scanner for scanning film negatives which worked really well with Vista 32 bit but I have been unable to get it working with Windows 7 64 bit.

It is made by a company called Fujitac (who don't seem to have a website anymore) but it uses OVT Scanner drivers. Initially Win 7 didn't recognise it but after loading the drivers from the original CD it seems to be recogised. The driver version is Omnivision 5.2.5500.35 from 29 Jul 07 and I have no idea where to get a later version.

The scanner came with Photo Impression 6 software. When I go "Acquire from Scanner" it brings up the capture window but it remains blank and never shows an image of the negative that I wish to scan.

Any ideas would be gratefully received - I've wasted too much time on this already

A:Negative Scanner Not Working

Hello paust,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Have you tried installing/running in Compatibility Mode.

Hope this helps.


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I just bought Otek FS-502 hoping to scan heaps of old 35mm negative, but I am rather disappointed in the quality of the images I am getting, they are wishy/washy (not sharp or clear). After I have transferred it onto my PC the dimensions are 2544 x 1696 but the size of the file is 500-600KB whereas my normal digital photos are 2-3MB, which I assume is the problem. Am I expecting too much of this Scanner or have I not set up the scanning process correctly? Or is it dependent on the SD card, I have tried a couple with same result.
Also another problem has emerged when I emailed a couple of photos (saved from my digital camera) as attachments to a friend; when I open up my sent message, at the top (above the addressee headings) there is a message "OA removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your mail IMG_795.JPG". so all I have is the hugely enlarged image in the email itself.
Hopefully you can understand my 2 problems/issues an have some easy resolution.

Many Thanks

A:Otek FS-502 negative scanner

Your unsharp scans are caused probably by you not setting a high enough scan resolution in your Otek's scanning software.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/sty...fault/crazy.gifA Summit Photofix slide/negative scanner which worked for several years has developed a glitch. When Photo Impression 6 is used to connect to the scanner the box in the program window giving all the scanners available has OVT scanner greyed out and cannot be connected.If Adobe Elements 5 is used, the box shows all the scanners including OVT. Clicking OVT connects to the scanner but when an attempt is made to copy a slide, the computer crashes.Have tried uninstalling & installing again but same result.Assumed Summit developed a fault so bought a similar scanner from Veho. This produced the same results so fault appears to be in interface.Restored back to date before scanner was installed this time but same result.Using Windows XP Professional - no major changes made.Help please.Patrick

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Hello, I have an Epson Perfection 1250 scanner all is working fine but I have no power to the slide adapter. It is plugged in. Any ideas?

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Help! After buying the Otek Model No. FS351 Negative Scanner a few weeks ago, I've finally gotten around to trying to use it. I'm experiencing the same problem as was posted on this site in April last year. When installing the software, the installation doesn't complete the final step and therefore the computer does not recognise the new hardware and therefore won't open.

Can anyone help me or do I throw it out and start again with another product?

A:Otek Model No. FS351 Negative Scanner

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My computer is an 8 year old Packard Bell, with Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2 installed, it is not connected to the internet, to keep my personal programmes free from viruses etc. so I can't download any solutions to solve my problem.
A friend has lent me an Otek Negative Scanner so I can convert my 35m negatives to a folder on this computer. It works no problem for him, though he has not got XP but the instruction manual says it should work for XP.
After installing the disk and setting up the scanner as directed and opening the programme which works, a black box appears which eventually turns orange, which means its ready to scan negatives - the problem is this orange box should be STATIC but half of it is jumping or rotating, you can capture the photo even with this movement going on but the photo background is an orangy colour, not the true colour of the photo.
Hoping someone knows of this problem and knows how to solve it.

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I have an OTECK Image Scanner including Photo Impression 6 Software.
I am running this on an ASUS Laptop X51 L Series and using Windows XP.
The driver has been loaded however I get the following issues.
1) When scanning a negative, the actual scan is continually adjusting causing a "Hit and Miss" when attempting to take the snapshot.
2) When the scanner is plugged in and scanning, the power light on the unit stays "RED" but you can still hit the copy button and it will take a scan, albeit a moving one.
Is this the way the unit operates? or have I done something wrong somwhere?

A:OTEK Negative Film and Image Scanner

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Hi there

I've had this scanner now for a couple of months, and am really impressed with it, considering it was very cheap. However, I recently came accross old picture slides and decided to view and save them with the slide/negative attachment that came with it .

However, have followed the instructions properly and setting it up, it won't do a *pre-scan* it starts okay, then only runs for about 2 seconds, then stops. It won't scan the negatives for some reason. I then chose to save straight instead, but get errors saying I have not got enough memory. This is crazy, as I have a blank disk and blank memory stick and loads of space on my hard drive. The attachment holds 4 slides, which would give 4 photos.

Does anyone know how to get this scanner attachment to scan my slides, so I can save the photos?


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I have an excellent scanner, Canon 9950f (now discontinued), which I've used for several years scanning hundreds of old negatives of various sizes. Trouble is, the plastic film adapters (or frames, or guides) are shot. I'm looking to buy a new (or relatively unused) set. If I had to, and the price is right, and it's in good condition, I might buy another 9950f just to get the adapters. Anyone?

A:Need negative film adapters for Canon 9950f scanner

110 Film Adapter for Canon CanoScan Scanner 9000F 8800F 9950F 8600F 8400F | eBay

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We purchased above with driver and application software a couple of years ago when we were running XP. we have recently upgraded our computer to windows 7. We have not used the disc with the computer before. The disc says it will operate with Windows 98/ME, 2000,XP and Vista(32/64 bit PC)
We want to know if the film/slide scanner will operate with this disc on Windows 7 or is an update required and where would we find the update and drivers.
Thank you

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I'm downloading a decently large file (2.50 GB) and it's in the Negative percent, the download bar (little blue bars that go across) are all the way across, I have 160 MB of 2.50 GB downloaded, and it says 4 hours and 10 mins left, and it also says -11% as the percent complete, what does this mean??

Thanks ^.^

A:Negative % in download??

What it means is fairly straight forward. Of the huge download, only 11% has been downloaded and 11% of 2.5GB is about 160mb. It is estimated to take 4 hours to download such a large file. If you are on dial-up, it might take that long! On DSL or cable, it should not take that long. Does that answer your question?

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I am getting a negative effect on any picture i get on my computer. Either emailed, uploaded, downloaded etc. I currently am running windows 95, my computer is set at 32 bit color ( changed from 256( no effect on anything)). My desktop folders also have the negative effect. Can someone please help. Is this a resolution problem? Can this be fixed in safe mode? Dis i change the display to something it should not be at? help please. I have been trying to fix this for weeks.

A:negative effect

Is this perchance a Laptop?

"The negative effect" I assume you mean the colors are backwards, white is black, green is purple, etc, etc

If this is the case there should be a strange key on your keyboard that looks like a white A and a black A. Usually you hit the function key then hit the other reverse key to change the colors around.

Otherwise... you will need to find your video card settings and mess around with the gamma section majorly.


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Hi, I do not pretend that I have a serious problem with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Every time I start my computer I get a low pitched negative sounding noise which repeats 2 or 3 times. It is a little annoying as I feel something is wrong. The only thing that has changed is when I connect my camera using USB Nothing appears on the screen so I take my memory card out of the camera and use the SD slot on my computer. I then get options as normal.
PS I have my settings to ask me every time.
Hoping you can Help
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 297421 MB, Free - 216163 MB; D: Total - 297595 MB, Free - 155783 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, MCP73PVT-PM
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

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Any negative impacts. So have a go at gobbling up it in the wake of examining the underneath audit all things considered. slim foria fixings The real component settling utilized as a bit of this slim foria supplement is slim foria with a social affair of ..

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Hello. Please let me know how to make Excel work so that

A1=B, then the number I put in is positive
A2=D, then the number I put in becomes negative automatically, in red font


A:IF and negative numbers

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My new HP Envy x2 notebook screen inversed its colours. Now in a pdf- or word documents have white letters and black background. Also staring icons have black background. Everything was in order for two weeks, but suddenly this black and white problem was there. How to correct this?

A:Screen went negative

Hi, If recently use option #3 of the following link will help:    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/laptop-screen-shows-negative-col... Regards.

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Is there a way in Excel to set up a column so that all numerical entries will automatically be negative numbers?

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Hi its been a while since i was on this part of the forum.

I was doing a pandascan a while ago. I wasnt expecting much on it. Preparing myself for just a few spyware maybe as it had been a while since i last scanned my computer. After a while however it picked up these 2 files as suspicious:

C:\documents and settings\ben\my documents\ati updates\dcprosetup_15.zip[dcprosetup.exe][DCleaner.exe]
C:\documents and settings\ben\my documents\DCProsetup_15\DCProSetup.exe[DCleaner.exe]

Now i thought that these were legit files? Could it be a mistake on pandas behalf or should i look into it more? What are your opinons on the matter?

P.S. Thats twice now my internets konked out while on BC.... Sound supcious? Should i go into safe mode and try a few tests?

A:Possible False Negative?

Use the program in the link below to remove the malware.http://www.malwarebytes.org/rogueremover.phpDescription of malware:http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/RRIHGJ294489/DCLEANER.EXE.html

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I'm using Quattro Pro12 in MS Excel Mode.

When I format a negative number as (1234.56) and save the spreadsheet, that format is lost when I open that spreadsheet again. The format reverts back to -1234.56.

What am I doing wrong? The ( ) format just won't stick!


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I need a formula that when value X is between, say 6 and -6, the result is True (or Pass) and when it is not within that range it is False (or Failed). If possible, I would like for this formula to be in one cell. Is this possible when there is a negative number in the formula? Here is what I have tried:

=IF(6>E14>-6, "Pass","Failed")

However, Excel does not appear to recognize the "-" in the formula as negative.


A:Formula with Negative Values

Without thinking about it much, just add 6 to each portion

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Have asked in the past about scanning and got very good help, one additional question ,having negatives and photos of the same picture is it better to scan the photo or the neg,
Thanks for your past help.

A:Scan Photo/Negative

I would recommend the negative (if you have a negative scanner), if not then use the picture.

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I've been going through my photos and film negatives.

Is there a way to get a picture printed without giving up the negative?
It seems photo places will send out your negatives for processing, but the developer won't return them like they used to.

I was wondering also why they don't return them, and what happens to your negatives (property).

Also, is there a way to view the negative without buying a negative strip reader (light machine).

Thank you

A:Film Negative Questions

I would never, ever hand a negative to any processor that did not ensure its return. I've never dealt with any photo printer that didn't return negatives.

There are ways to digitally process negatives into photos, and many high-tech commercial photo processing shops, even local ones, have these and can produce a print while you wait. These may not be quite up to the standard of regular print processing, but it's generally way more than good enough for old snapshots.

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Is it possible to scan an old B & W negative and print it out in normal B & W colors? If so, how? TIA.

A:Scanning & Printing from old B & W negative

It can be done but your results will depend on what type of scanner you have and what graphics programs you have.
Plan to spend some time and go through some trial & error to get the finished product just right.
After your initial scan I suggest you work with copies of the original scan so you can always try again.
Tell us more about your hardware/software.

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I use a very basic spreadsheet to work out my flexi-time each day. This works fine for positive numbers (ie. when I have worked my normal hours in a day) but when I have a negative amount (eg. when I have worked 10 mins less than my normal day) Excel displays ######## in place of the daily balance. Is there any way I can make Excel display the actual balance even when it is negative.

Thanks in advance.


A:Negative Times in Excel

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Hey guys i need some help with my laptop. A month ago the LCD screen cracked inside and warranty would not cover is so I found a website and bought the LCD myself. i just installed it myself and I installed it correcctly and it all went well except now the screen is in negative picture, white is black and what not.

Is there something i can do to reset or calibrate the screen to have the colors corrected? or do i possibly have the wrong screen? The computer is a Sony Viao VPCEA24M

thanks in advanced for the help

A:New LCD displays negative color

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I downloaded my video from my camera and tried to view it through media centre and media player but it came out in the green negative. Our windows is vista 32 bit. Tried to download updates but came up with messages of not enough space - due to wrong download - was for xp. Then did the update for vista and said it wasnt applicable for the computer. Can you help me please. The computer always did it as it is only a few months old and the graphics card is an Asus EAH4650 and we have done all the updates for it just recently.

A:avi playback in green negative

Hello kiwibabs,
So, you have the latest drivers for your video card, and all the Vista updates.
From what you are describing, i would say it's a codec/file type error.
Can you check to see what format your video camera is, what format the files you are trying to play are.
What type of camera is it, make and model.
Take a look and post your results,good luck.

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with excel 2002 is there any way of limiting a value to positive numbers?
perhaps in the dim area?
i have a value defined as range - whatever that means!

A:negative view of macros!

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I know by formatting the cell you can select negative numbers to appear in red. I was wondering if there was a way to do that with zeros?

A:Excel and negative numbers

Hi there,

Yes, there is, but you'll need to do a custom format as there are no default formats for showing anything equal to zero in red. Now in order to do this, you'll need to understand a little of custom formatting. There are four items you can specify, and they are in specific order: Greater than zero, less than zero, equal to zero, and textual values. These items, are separated by a semi-colon ( ; ). So something like this...
This should explain them a little more...



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I had just accidentaly dropped a weight on my laptop and when I opened it up everything was negative. Is there something I can do to fix the problem or something I can download?

A:Negative Effect for Monitor

If you physically damaged the screen, it has to be repaired. You can't download software to fix it.

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I have an excel spreadsheet (2002) Someone has entered in all the numbers that are supposed to be negative numbers like this 14.56- when you try and add all the numbers all together it returns a zero value because excel doesn't understand that it is a negative number because the minus sign should be on the other side of the value.

Does anyone know of a good idea on how to get all the - signs on the other side of the number or any quick way to make excel understand these numbers as a negative eg -14.56????


A:Excel Negative Numbers

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So apparently I have -1025 mb of memory

What's the deal? I've run the same program in 1 x64 virtual machine and 1 x86 machine, without issue.

It's probably because I upgraded this machine from 7100 -> 7264.

Does anyone know why the program is seeing -1025 mb? I can finish the install, but then the program won't boot up.

A:Negative Memory during app install

It has something to do with the way Win98 (minimum requirements) applications detect memory & hd space. I have seen the same things happen with HD space

Normally, the offending apps will install with no issue.

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AVG 7.5 still works!
I am suprized but happy!

Anyone know the final cutoff date?

A:Potentially negative members name

28th February 2009 for the anti-virus, already gone for the snti-spyware.See here http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?1,136697,backpage=,sv=

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Help in converting B/W negatives into B/W positives, using Hp Scanjet5500c, HP Photosmart 7550 & Adobe Elements 2.

A:old black & white negative

hi there, what do you mean? YOU need help or you can help?
I found most photoprograms and digital imaging programs can change positive to negatives but none of any of my hardwares can do that.

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When I'm receiving live-stream video the sound is OK.
The problem is, that I get the video in neg. colours...
My OS is Windows XP.
On my notebook (Windows Vista)everything works perfect.
What can I do to fix this ?

Kind regards,


A:Solved: Negative colours

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Not sure if this will be better here or in hardware.

I'm looking for comments/suggestions on a negative scanner. Can be an all in one, or a stand alone. Just would like something "easy."

A:Solved: Negative Scanners

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hi , i seem to periodically run into this problem .

my digital camera takes movies in .mov format . when i go to view them in media player or quicktime they appear like over exposed colour negatives - lots of white , blue and yellow and no other colours . could someone tell me why this is and steer me to a solution please ?

thanks in advance

A:.mov file looks like colour negative !


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Please is someone able to help?!

For a while now whenever i have tried to play any type of video file (dvd or downloaded file) on any player (winamp, media player, divx, to name a few) it looks like a negative. The sound is fine but the picture isn't. I can't describe it any better than to say it looks like a photographic negative!

I have been told to download some codecs which i have done but none of these have worked. I don't understand why this has happened, everything used to work fine!

A:Video Files Looks Like A Negative

to BC student_in_need,Have you updated your video drivers lately? How many colours do you have set in Display Properties? (see Control Panel>Display)To make it easier for people to help you, you need to give us some information about your system such as CPU type, RAM capacity, hard drive size, graphics card type, what version of windows and some details about your applications.

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How do I Force a client computer to send a negative acknowledgement to a dhcp server ?

A:negative acknowledgement to a dhcp server

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most of my mp3 files have a volume of about 97 dB, and i have mp3gain set to a 89 dB target level,

so most of my mp3 songs get a lower volume with mp3gain, at about 89 dB,

is this okay, or should i make the target level something like 98 dB ?

i'm mostly concerned about the song files remaining lossless,

A:Solved: mp3gain with Negative Gaining

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Can anyone help me with this? I have a whole lot of Excel spreadsheets (copied over from my old PC) in which numbers were formatted using the standard "Number" option in "Format Cells". (This gives you 4 options for negative numbers in the option box, the last two of which show negatives in parentheses - which is the way I like to have it.) This is obviously only possible if you have fixed your number formats in Regional Settings first. On my new PC, therefore, the first thing I do is fix my Regional Settings correctly, but when I open my spreadsheets, all negative numbers have unhappily been stripped of their parentheses in favour of the ubiquitous minus(-) sign. The weird thing is that I also changed the "digit grouping" option in my Regional Settings from a comma to a space, and this comes through correctly in Excel. Am I missing a trick here, or do I really have to go into all my spreadsheets and redo all the number formats using the "Custom" option? Thanks for your help.

A:Excel negative number formatting

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i have the QB pro 8 and i am installing it with the company details. i went into the banking section to install the opening balance (which at the time ) was a negative balance. QB will not allow me to put in a negative figure. any ideas how i do it?

A:quickbooks pro 8 negative banking figures

Could you start of with Zero first then put in the neg number after that. Not sure if that would work or not.

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I've been working through 2 previous forum investigations (Devnullius 2011 and Dansmail26 2013). These both more or less reflect the problems I've been having. Unfortunately both the investigations were unresolved. Here's what what I've gathered.
1. Elements transferred to the Desktop, such as ComboFix and DDS are not immediately recognised. A reset is required for the controlling virus/malware to discover it.
2. The displayed Desktop (in both Normal and Safe modes) do not always reflect the actual Desktop.
3. Rootkit Revealer shows 400,000 (145,000 in slimmed down version) mismatched items comprising:
  'Security Mismatch', 'Data mismatch between Windows API and raw Hive data', the majority as 'Visible in directory index, but not Windows API or MFT' and 'Hidden from Windows API'.
  The scan results are unable to be stored.
4.  Combofix and DDS hang. Both will run in 'nombr' mode. DDS displays previously uninstalled programs - SQL etc.
5. Previous 'Run' commands are remembered through system shutdown.
6. Default browser not always remembered.
7. Indexing for searching not remembered.
Negative results from the following Rootkit detectors: Avast, Avira, AVG, ComboFix, Comodo, GMer, Kaspersky Recovery CD, Malwarebytes, Rootkit Buster, Stinger, TDSS Killer.
Negative results from every standalone detector/fix from the AVG library.
Other notes.
The ... Read more

A:DDS and ComboFix hang. All detectors come up negative

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Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

In my last job we used Lotus and you could elect to show minus amounts with brackets around them. Now I have a new job and we use Excel 2000 that shows negative amounts with a minus sign, only. You can't change the format by using Format, Cells, Number.

How do I get negative amounts to show with brackets around them? Also, if this is possible, how do I nominate this feature as a default whenever I start a new Excel worksheet? For that matter, even if it isn't possible, how do I nominate any default options?

Thanks mate.

A:Excel - can't get brackets around negative numbers

Hi Lee,

You can make the changes you want by using Format - Cells - Number.

Just choose Custom andyou will see a scroll down list of possibilities. None of these include bracketing so you just have to add them yourself in the TYPE field.

For instance, make


read as


to get the result
in your selected fields.

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hello im sorry but im a noob in this forum but i really need some help, for some reason my hp pavillion dv6000 vista home premium with a Nvidia card is having display problems, the only way i can think to explain it is the color looks similiar to a photo negative that you get when you get pictures developed i cant figure out where to change this or how it even happend plz help anyone i dont know what to do

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