Addition with negative numbers in a form

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Hello, I am trying to add a column of positive and negative numbers on an electronically created form as shown below:

For some reason, the "Above Totals" field is treating the negative as a positive number, resulting in a total of 3 instead of 1. Once I finish typing in the next row; however, the field correctly treats the negative as a negative number as it should be calculated:

There seems to be some type of delay with this calculation that does not get corrected  until the user manually enters an additional piece of data. Is there a reason why this calculation is not happening automatically? Thanks so much.

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Thom Parker Adobe Community Professional , Dec 20, 2017
Usually, when calculations seem delayed by an entry it is a calculation order issue.  One calculated field depending on another, but the first field is calculated after the second. Do you have calculations that depend on each other for this result?

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Usually, when calculations seem delayed by an entry it is a calculation order issue.  One calculated field depending on another, but the first field is calculated after the second. Do you have calculations that depend on each other for this result?

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To Set the calc order. Put the form in "Prepare Form" mode, then select "Calculation Order" from the menu displayed by clicking on the button shown below.

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Check the calculation order of the form.

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