I an using the TEXT function because I want to show a number in a cell
without that number being picked up in SUM functions on the worksheet. I
want the text to display with a dollar sign on the far left of the cell, with
a space for parentheses, and the number on the far right. I'm having trouble
getting the formatting right -- the dollar sign shows up just in front of the
My formula is =TEXT('Sheet2'!F16," _($* #,##0_);_($* (#,##0)")
I thought that the asterisk followed by a space would push the dollar sign
all the way to the left. What is wrong? Thanks!