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At 20:06 06/11/2016 -0500, Bonly Noname wrote:
Today I created a spreadsheet in 5.2.3 (Mac) and each time I try to do a multiplication with a decimal, Calc gives me a #NAME?. In cell A1R1 =4*1.5 gives #NAME? In each spreadsheet that I've opened I get the same problem. When I do 4*150%, Calc changes the formula to =4*1.5 and gives 6. Then I try =4/1.5 and I get #NAME?
What's going on here? What should I be looking into?

This is exactly what you will see if your settings are for a locale which uses the comma instead of the point as the fractional separator (as many do). You can confirm this easily by entering (to modify your first example):
- which should work.

You need to tell Calc to expect the point as the fractional separator. Before installing any application software, select appropriate locale settings in your operating system. Only if necessary, modify the settings in the application. In LibreOffice, go to Tools | Options... | Language Settings | Languages and make appropriate selections there. (Oh, on the Mac, for "Tools | Options..." read "LibreOffice | Preferences".)

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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