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Why does Calc leave numbers out from my input?

asked 2015-03-18 06:08:05 +0200

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I've been using Calc a lot for college assignments, making tables for data. The problem is, I'm supposed to keep a consistent number of significant figures for all of my categories. So whenever I use the built-in functions to calculate (for example) standard deviation, I have to copy and paste the number provided in, and then round to significant figures. Please, let me know if there is a way to automatically round to significant figures. There wasn't in OpenOffice.

The problem is that fairly often when I finish entering my numbers and go to the next cell, it will cut out a digit. Sometimes it's a digit in between two identical ones, like it thinks I accidentally put "969" when I meant to put in "99". One real example is when I round 0.0809302952 to .0809303, what I get is 0.080933. The worst thing about this is sometimes I don't notice until I've gone through quite a few numbers, which makes it a lot more work to go back and undo. The rounding is already monotonous enough without having to go back and re-do most of them. Does anyone know what "feature" is causing this?

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What do you use to do the rounding? I inserted 0.0809302952 into cell C8 in calc and then used =ROUND(C8,7) and got the correct result. I also get the correct result when using the toolbar to display less decimals in the cell. What is your LibreOffice version and operating system?

Nicd gravatar imageNicd ( 2015-03-18 08:34:09 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-18 11:26:38 +0200

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Does turning off AutoInput assist?

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