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How to change in Calc, text ( such as '95.6 [quotemark-number]) to numbers (95.6)

asked 2019-04-24 03:01:51 +0200

BIll Lee gravatar image

I have a multiple of Spreadsheet Sheets, as a GraphPack, from the Grattan Institute in Australia. But all the values are things like '92, '3.53 when you look at each cell. The file is a LongName.XLS. It looks ok, as the table are meant for DISPLAY, not addition and substraction,

But I want to make a graph of the number, but Libre Calc doesn't read the as numbers and makes a blank graph as there are no "Numbers"

How does one convert Text to Number? I would like to do a search and replace ALL (') with blank or Null, Or can a do a mass style change from '95.6 '72 to 95.6 72 with some function that i cannot find now.

And the only "book" I can find on Calc is for version 4.1. Surely there is a new manual.

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answered 2019-04-24 03:40:47 +0200

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updated 2019-04-24 03:43:09 +0200

I think the key is Text to columns. Usually, when i have cells with numbers formatted as text I firt format them as numbers and then the apostrophe (') appears before each number. Then I go to Data > Text to columns.

Try this: 1-Select cells 2-On Menu: Data>Text to columns> Accept. If that does not work, 4-Select cells. 5 On Menu: Format> Numbers > Accept 6 Try again step 2.

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No option of Data > Text in my Calc Version 6.2.2.2 (x64)

BIll Lee gravatar imageBIll Lee ( 2019-04-24 20:53:02 +0200 )edit

Wow, really?. Sorry I am using 6.0.1 and "Text to columns" is there on the Data menu. I wonder where would it be placed now on 6.2.2.2.

laurencio gravatar imagelaurencio ( 2019-04-25 01:42:14 +0200 )edit
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