# calc, large numbers show as 2E+05 3E+05

I have an existing .ods file that I have been using for years and carrying forward through updates, adding some numbers and data as years go by.

Opening the file which I last saved spring / summer 2018, in one area of my calc file the six digit numbers are displayed as:

2E+05 3E+05 4E+05 etc

Something which I have never seen before.

When I click on any of those, the data entry box shows the correct 6 digit number 123456 234567 345678. When I check the formatting of that line, it has not been changed, it is just plain "number"

It seems to be only with 6 digit numbers. Those with 1 - 5 digits are fine.

Questions: How did this come about, suddenly 8-10 years in? and more importantly How do I fix this?

My current installed version is 5.4.6.2 (downloading 6+ in the background at the moment)

As it is a large spreadsheet the font is Arial 5 to get as much on screen as possible and avoiding ### but that is not what it is showing.

Is this "odd numbering scheme / number notation " a new way of saying whatever I have does not quite fit?

I tried to search google and some forums, did not come up with a solution; other than hints that this may be engineering notation.

Thanks in advance for any insights and solutions.

PS: can't share the file publicly, it is big and contains too much information that would have to be scrubbed out and anonymized.

This is the scientific notation. Please see if this can help. You can remove all irrelevant information from copy of your file and upload this copy by editing your question.