How to reverse signs of values in cells in Excel?

When we use excel, there are positive numbers and negative numbers in a worksheet. Supposing we need to change the positive numbers to negative and vice versa. Of course, we can change them manually, but if there are hundreds of numbers need to be changed, this method is not a good choice. Are there any quick tricks to solve this problem?

Reverse the sign of values in cells with Paste Special function;

Reverse the sign of values in cells with VBA code;

Reverse the sign of values in cells quickly.

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We can reverse the sign of values in cells with the Paste Special function in Excel, please do as follows:

1. Tap number -1 in a blank cell and copy it.

2. Select the range that you want to reverse the sign of values, right-click and choose Paste Special. See screenshot:

3. In the Paste Special dialog box, click All options from Paste and Multiply option from Operation. See screenshot:

4. Then click OK, and all of the signs of the numbers in the range have been reversed.

5. Delete the number -1.


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Also, we can use a VBA code to reverse the sign of values in cells. But we must know how to get the VBA to do the thing. We can do it as the following steps:

1. Select the range you want to reverse the sign of values in cells.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic in Excel, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applicationswindow will be displayed, or using the shortcut key (Alt+F11) to active it. Then  click Insert > Module,  and  input the following VBA code:

Sub Convert()
Dim C As Range
For Each C In Selection
C.Value = -C.Value
Next C
End Sub

3. Then click doc-reverse-sign-6 button to run the code.


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We can reverse the sign of values quickly with Change Sign of Values feature of Kutools for Excel.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, we can quickly reverse the sign of values quickly as follows.

1. Select the range that you want to reverse the signs of the numbers.

2. Click Kutools > Content Converter > Change Sign of Values…, see screenshot:doc-reverse-signs-of-values4

 

3. In the Change Sign of Values dialog box, check the Reverse the sign of all values, see screenshot:

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4. And then click OK or Apply. All of the signs of the numbers have been reversed.

The Change Sign of Values of Kutools for Excel can also fix trailing negative signs, change all negative values to positive and change all positive values to negative. For more detailed information about Change Sign of Values, please visit Change Sign of Values feature description.


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0#JAVED KHAN2014-03-11 07:47
In a New Cell simply Multiply a the Cell-value by -1. It will reverse automatically. No need to perform such a long procedures.

e.g if the value in B1 is -25 then in Cell C1 enter the formula :

=B1 * -1

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