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Invoice value to show in brackets

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philthfc
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Invoice value to show in brackets

Post by philthfc » 04 Jul 2018, 14:45

Does anyone know how/if you can make a figure show on an invoice in brackets. I want the amount paid (so a prepayment annotated when an invoice is created) to show in brackets. I have played around with the formatting, text style and various other options but have found nothing to let me put it in brackets?

Is it possible?

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Re: Invoice value to show in brackets

Post by brucedenney » 05 Jul 2018, 10:10

It is possible..

Only negative numbers are shown with brackets around them.
The field INVOICE.FOREIGN_AMOUNT_PREPAID stores the amount as a positive value.

So to display the field with bracket you need to make it negative and apply the correct formatting.

This is easy to do, set the property of the field "Sign" to "Reverse" this makes it negative and then set the formatting to show negative numbers with brackets.


I attach a sample to demonstrate this.
INVDISPLAINA4-NegReceipt.LAYOUT
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