Have a look at [url="http://mails.datawatch.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000059#000000"][b]this[/b][/url] post from 2002. Seems to be the same problem. Variations on the idea may also work OK.
There are a couple of other entries found searching with 'negative number' but I think this is the one that you need.
I have an issue where a report is printing a negative number like this:
In the table view Monarch changes the number to:
Is there a way to make this a negative number? i.e.
-3456 or 3456-
[size="1"][ May 19, 2006, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: Todd Niemi ][/size]