*Figure 1. of Change Negative Numbers to Positive in Excel.*

In order to change negative number values into positive number values, we are going to use the Excel ABS Function.

**Generic Formula**

`=ABS(number)`

The **number **component of the formula syntax us the specific negative number value which we desire to convert to positive.

**How to use the Excel ABS Function**

We are going to demonstrate the use of the ABS Function in three simple steps.

- Enter the number values for conversion into the cells of a column in our worksheet. Be sure to label a separate column for Excel to generate the results. See example illustrated below;

* Figure 2. of Number Values for Conversion in Excel. *

- Our purpose here is to convert the negative number values in column A above into negative values which Excel will automatically generate into column B.

Hence, the following formula syntax will be entered into the formula bar for cell B2 in our worksheet.

`=ABS(E8)`

* Figure 3. of ABS Function in Excel. *

- Modify and copy the formula syntax above into the other cells in the OUTPUT column to achieve the desired results.

* Figure 4. of the Excel ABS Function.*

**Note**

- Negative number values in Excel are usually displayed in the color red.
- The Excel ABS Function is completely automatic. All we have to do is to enter a specific negative number value and the ABS Function will automatically convert to a positive value.

* Figure 5. of Final Result.*

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