[Calc] Insert Decimal two digits from end of number

asked 2019-12-25 17:47:00 +0100

Boggle gravatar image

updated 2020-07-10 21:40:24 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In librecalc

For example, when I input 1234 I want it to return 12.34 instead of 1234.00

I'm using it on a expense sheet so when I am rapidly entering expenses, not having to hit the Decimal key saves time.

There was a similar question here but it was years ago. This was something I was able to do in excel. But I can't seem to find the option in librecalc

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TBH, I can't find the option in Excel, too - so it would be fine if you explained how you activated/used this in Excel, so that others could see what option you refer to.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-25 20:36:10 +0100 )edit

I don't recall exactly, it was in office 2007.

Boggle gravatar imageBoggle ( 2019-12-26 01:35:06 +0100 )edit

FTR: the Excel feature in question is "Automatically insert a decimal point" in Advanced options.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-26 08:12:21 +0100 )edit

Awesome, thank for looking that up. Is there a way to do this in LibreCalc or at least some kind of workaround?

Boggle gravatar imageBoggle ( 2019-12-26 23:29:45 +0100 )edit

Would it be possible to have the enter key not only submit the value to the cell and move to next cell as default, but also trigger a macro for that cell that divides it by 100? Or could I somehow set a property or function to all cells where whatever the user inputs, divides it by 100 and updates the value shown in the cell?

Boggle gravatar imageBoggle ( 2019-12-27 20:53:46 +0100 )edit

Anyone have any idea how to do this? Seems quite trivial. I think a feature like "fixed decimal" would achieve this as well? This really sucks, such a basic requirement for book-keeping, a primary use case for spreadsheet software. Maybe once microsoft releases Office on Linux I'll have to switch back to that. Shame.

Boggle gravatar imageBoggle ( 2020-01-20 20:07:54 +0100 )edit

I've made a formal enhancement request to Libreoffice suggesting this feature. I could see this being VERY desirable in accounting/bookkeeping applications.

Boggle gravatar imageBoggle ( 2020-01-29 19:27:46 +0100 )edit

More than desirable, required for any serious accounting or bookkeeping. The difference in data entry is unbelievable if you are a ten-key by touch user, which any accounting pro beyond rank novice will be.

Garflarsk gravatar imageGarflarsk ( 2020-02-23 22:13:36 +0100 )edit