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How to get the opposite of a ABS value in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-18

If there is a list of values, do you know how to get the opposite of them, which means to convert all absolute values (the positive values) to the negative values? Actually, here I have two tricks to quickly and easily get the conversion from absolute value to negative value in Excel.

Get opposite of absolute value by formula

Get opposite of absolute value by Change Sign of Values

arrow blue right bubble Get opposite of absolute value by formula

To get the opposite of the absolute value, you just need one formula.

Select a blank cell next to the value you use, type this formula, =ABS(A1) * -1 (A1 is the value you use), and drag auto fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells you need. See screenshot:
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arrow blue right bubble Get opposite of absolute value by Change Sign of Values

If you have somewhat interest in the add in tool, here I introduce the Kutools for Excel’s Change Sign of Values utility for you, with it, you can quickly convert negative to positive value or vice versa, or reverse the sign of values.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Select the value you want to change to negative values, and click Kutools > Content > Change Sign of Values.
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Then in the popping dialog, check Change all positive values to negative option, click Ok or Apply to close the dialog. See screenshot:
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