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  1. #1
    liner
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    Formatting numbers in a table (2003)

    I would like to be able to enter numbers in a table with commas for the thousands separator. The problem is that I would like to be able to have the SUM function properly add them up. If I type in the following in two cells:
    1,000
    1,000
    and then try to sum them, I get an error.

    Is there a way to accomplish this task that Excel can do so well?

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Formatting numbers in a table (2003)

    Word should be able to handle this - it works OK for me in Word 2002.
    Perhaps you could attach a simple sample document so that others can look at it.

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    liner
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    Re: Formatting numbers in a table (2003)

    Uhmmmm....Never mind. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    I had a brain cramp, and accidentally hit the wrong keystrokes. I inadvertently toggled the field codes. My sincerest apologies to wasting your time. The most embarrasing part of this is that I have been using Word for years, and know full well what I am doing --or so I thought.

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    Re: Formatting numbers in a table (2003)

    Don't worry, it happens to all of us!

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