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At 11:59 14/02/2024 +0000, Ian Graham wrote:
I make a lot of use of tables, even though my various documents are almost exclusively text / *.odt.

Tables in text documents are a useful but probably under-appreciated technique for formatting, even for material that you wouldn't consider a table.

Something that trips me up from time to time is the effect '+' has in a table i.e. it turns it into a sort of basic spreadsheet.

That is by design, of course.

Is there a way of formating the table, or a more local control, that will allow the use of '+' purely as an alphanumeric letter/symbol ?

o Select a cell, a range of cells, or the entire table.
o Go to Table | Number Format... and set the format to Text.

You can also disable the facility entirely by removing the tick from Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Writer | Table | Input in Tables | Number recognition.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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