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    I need to align a column of numbers using decimal tabs in Word 2007, but the numbers in a particular document have a space as the thousands separator (e.g., "12 345.67" rather than "12,345.67"), and Word is treating the space as a decimal point rather than as a thousands separator (i.e., it is aligning the space, rather than the decimal point, at the tab). I tried using non-breaking spaces, but that made no difference. How can I fix this in this document?

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    Would it be feasible to replace the spaces in those numbers with commas (or another character) in white font? This worked for me in the tiny test I set up -- the tabs moved to the periods. (Very interesting that the tab stop defaults to the space, isn't it!)

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    Judy,

    Word assumed the space was the end of a whole number, implied decimal point, that's why it lined up there with the tab.
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    Aha! Thanks, Retired!

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    Thanks for your reply. I am using a white comma as a work-around but am wondering whether there is a way to configure Word so that it recognizes a space as a thousands separator and thus does not align it at a decimal tab.

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