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*Subject*: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [newbie/Calc] Why does SUM() not compute?*From*: Steve Edmonds <steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com>*Date*: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:30:50 +1300*To*: users@global.libreoffice.org

On 03/10/2019 11:55, Gilles wrote:

> Johnny Rosenberg wrote

>> If your cell was formatted as text, then whatever you type into that cell

>> will be displayed as pure text. The funny thing is that changing the

>> format doesn't help. You must first empty the cell, then format it as a

>> number, then type your formula again. You can also first format the cell

>> to a number format, then empty it and

>> finally enter your formula again.

> Makes sense. Thank you (and to someone off-band)!

>

You do not even need to empty the cell, after making sure the cell is

formatted number just edit the formula [like remove the last ) and

retype it] and then press enter. =SUM(B4:B8) > =SUM(B4:B8 > =SUM(B4:B8)

and enter. Just out of interest, there is no difference in the number of

actions required,.

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Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [newbie/Calc] Why does SUM() not compute? | Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@gmail.com> |

[libreoffice-users] [newbie/Calc] Why does SUM() not compute? | Gilles <codecomplete@free.fr> |

Re: [libreoffice-users] [newbie/Calc] Why does SUM() not compute? | Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@gmail.com> |

[libreoffice-users] Re: [newbie/Calc] Why does SUM() not compute? | Gilles <codecomplete@free.fr> |

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