#### How does one change the sample number. Instead of zero my workshe.

```My Excel work sheet displays a -1 when it should read zero.  When right click
and go to format cells and number I see that a -1 is in the sample section.
However, I can not change it to zero.
```
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John1063 (943)
4/14/2005 10:40:02 PM
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```John

Why do you think it should read zero?

What value is in the cell?  A computed value that you feel should be zero?

If you type in a zero you should see 0

If you type in -1 you will see -1

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:40:02 -0700, "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>My Excel work sheet displays a -1 when it should read zero.  When right click
>and go to format cells and number I see that a -1 is in the sample section.
>However, I can not change it to zero.

```
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Gord
4/14/2005 11:05:46 PM
```Hi John

what is in the cell? is it a formula, if so could you copy & paste the
actual formula in your reply post and detail the appropriate cell values
that are feeding into this formula.

--
Cheers
JulieD
check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
....well i'm working on it anyway
"John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My Excel work sheet displays a -1 when it should read zero.  When right
> click
> and go to format cells and number I see that a -1 is in the sample
> section.
> However, I can not change it to zero.

```
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JulieD1 (2295)
4/14/2005 11:06:43 PM

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