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Calc: How can I use the randomizer with Windows 8.1?

asked 2018-05-12 07:41:23 +0100

JoJoBB gravatar image

updated 2020-07-11 20:39:59 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I recently downloaded LibraOffice Calculator spreadsheet into my computer. It involves a game show I've created and it has a randomizer, but for some reason it does not work. A couple of people I have talked to told me it's either F9 or Control, Shift and F9, but they do not work on my WIndows 8,1. I also have a Dell computer....Is there anything else I can do?

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answered 2018-05-12 09:15:59 +0100

Jim K gravatar image

updated 2018-05-12 09:17:17 +0100

Go to Data -> Calculate -> Recalculate. The hotkey for this is F9 on my machine.

If that does not work, start with a new spreadsheet. Enter =RAND() and see if recalculating changes the value.


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F9 only shows as the Search on my computer. Do I have push another button or buttons before F9?

JoJoBB gravatar imageJoJoBB ( 2018-05-14 08:09:59 +0100 )edit

What key combination does it say next to Data -> Calculate -> Recalculate? Alternatively, search for function Recalculateunder Tools -> Customize -> Keyboard to see if it is set to a key.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-05-14 18:29:50 +0100 )edit

It says F9 and it says F9 involving the function Recalculate.....but it still does not work. Everytime I bring up the file and push F9, the Search function comes up.

JoJoBB gravatar imageJoJoBB ( 2018-05-15 02:04:17 +0100 )edit

Perhaps you need to reset the profile, or you have a keyboarding solution set up on your operating system to type in a different language, or something like AutoHotkey is interfering.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-05-15 14:49:58 +0100 )edit
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