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I have a spreadsheet that is the output of a SQLite Database on Android. It contains numbers that 
have been formatted as text. When I copy the columns into my LibreOffice Spreadsheet I want to make 
sure that they are interpreted as numbers. 

However they come in as text and the manuals and help at Libre Office are less than useful. implies that this conversion happens 
automatically but it sure doesn't

I found reference to a value function, but no information on how to apply it to this data.

 I tried just changing the format of the cells to be number but that didn't do anything at all. 

I've also attempted various styles of paste special but still it doesn't work. 

There has got to be a way to quickly say this text is all really numbers and get it working!

Please help

Eugenie (Oogie) McGuire 
Desert Weyr  
Paonia, CO USA

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