Position of the Leading Sign: SET SIGN

The usual convention in business applications is to show the leading sign to the right of the figure to which it applies. However, it is sometimes necessary to show the leading sign to the left of the figure. To set the sign explicitly, use the SET SIGN control command. Executing this command affects the formatting of all subsequent program symbols that possess a leading sign.

Syntax:

/: SET SIGN LEFT

The leading sign appears to the left of the number.

/: SET SIGN RIGHT

The leading sign appears to the right of the number.