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Re: [libreoffice-users] Inverting a whole column

On 2020-06-29 20:44, Brian Barker wrote:
At 16:11 29/06/2020 -0700, Mark Noname wrote:
.... Some [financial institutions] do the deposits as positive and the debits as negative, and others do the reverse. Is there an easy way to multiply an entire column by -1 so I can make them all fit a uniform convention?

Of course.
Clever way:
o Enter -1 in a spare cell somewhere.
o Copy that value.
o Select the range of values to be negated.
o Go to Edit | Paste Special... (or Ctrl+Shift+V).
o In the Paste Special dialogue, under Operations, select Multiply.

Cute. I never knew about that, and now wonder when those Operations started.

Between this and Rémy Gauthier's suggestion to overcome a formatting issue with clever formatting, reading this thread has been rewarded by elegance.

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[libreoffice-users] Inverting a whole columnMR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Inverting a whole columnBrian Barker <b.m.barker@btinternet.com>
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