On 15-09-2012 11:02, Leon Stringer wrote:
In the past you would prefix numbers with a single quote to get them
treated as text in Calc (and other spreadsheets), i.e. you'd type '123
and see 123 in the cell with the contents left-aligned (in Western LTR
languages at least).
Now auto-correct appears to be changing the single quote to a left
single quote so it appears in the cell, i.e. you see ‘123 in the cell.
In Getting Started with LibreOffice 3.5 it says:
If “smart quotes” are used for apostrophes, the apostrophe remains
visible in the cell.
To choose the type of apostrophe, use Tools > AutoCorrect > Custom Quotes.
The selection of the apostrophe type affects both Calc and Writer.
But there's no such option (there's Tools > AutoCorrect Options...).
I'm alarmed that a way of working that has been common in spreadsheet
programs for a very long time has been changed but, does anyone know
how number should now be entered as text in Calc?
LO 3.6.1 on Win 7.
This works for me (Version 220.127.116.11 on Windows 7)
The option referred to is probably here:
Tools / Autocorrect options / ......
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