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    Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    I work in the US, but occasionally I have to work with European numbers, which use a comma as the decimal indicator (i.e. 5/2 = 2,5). Is there a way to tell the decimal alignment tab to recognize the comma?

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    You'd have to set Windows to use comma as decimal separator (and also period as thousands separator and semicolon as list separator) temporarily, in the Regional Settings control panel.

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    Re: Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    Ugh!! <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15> And what happens to my document when someone else opens it with the US region?

    Oh well. Life and Word go on!

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    Re: Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    HEY!! I just changed from a "new lounger" into a "lounger" with the previous post!

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    Re: Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    Word is a text processor - it doesn't convert commas to periods and vice versa when you change Regional Settings, the way Excel does...

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    Re: Can a decimal tab recognize a comma in the US? (2003)

    That means you have posted 25 times - see <!help=16>Help 16<!/help>. Another 25 and you'll be a StarLounger!

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