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On 05/23/2012 07:38 PM, Johnny wrote:
On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 04:06:16 PM JOE CONNER wrote:
On 5/23/2012 02:15 PM, Johnny wrote:
I have a spreadsheet where one cell is defined by several others with a
subtraction of a number hard coded in there.  The cell displays the
negative number when all other cells are blank.  Is there a way to not
display negative numbers in a cell?  The outcome of the cells will never
be negative, once the proper values are entered, so that won't be a
You want the ABS function:

=ABS(-56) returns 56.

=ABS(12) returns 12.

=ABS(0) returns 0.

Joseph E Conner
Poulsbo, WA USA
I want nothing displayed if the other cells have nothing in them. 

A1 = 10
A2 = 20
A3 = 30
A4 = sum(A1 + A2 + A3 - 5)

Prior to entering data into A1 thru A3, A4 will display -5.  I want A4 to be 
blank, or at least appear so until something is entered into A1,2 or 3 that 
will bring A4's value >= 0.

in A4 =if(sum(A1:A3,-5)>0,sum(A1:A3,-5),"")

Jay Lozier

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