Autoinsert decimal 2 decimal places from end?

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Autoinsert decimal 2 decimal places from end?

Postby Boggle » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:28 pm

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 as described here: https://support.office.com/en-us/articl ... b3be0377c4 but I can't seem to find the option in OpenOffice.
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Not really though. Forced to put something to meet this stupid requirement
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Re: Autoinsert decimal 2 decimal places from end?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 pm

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Re: Autoinsert decimal 2 decimal places from end?

Postby MrProgrammer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Boggle wrote:Autoinsert decimal 2 decimal places from end?
This feature is not available in Calc.

You could enter all the data without the decimal point, then convert all numbers at once by dividing them by 100 (Edit → Paste Special → Operations:Divide → OK). Read about Paste Special in Help → Index or in User Guides (PDF) or searching for topics about it in the Calc Forum.

RoryOF wrote:Also asked at …
Boggle, it is polite to provide links when posting the same question to multiple forums. Please do that in the future.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.

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