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Mistake by entering figures

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87Ernesto Calculating status...
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Apr 12, 2012 3:51 AM

Hi all!

I am running Microsoft Office 2011 and Textshop as a Latex editor. When I enter data in a spreadsheet with my Keyboard, the input data will be divided by 10.

Also in Textshop, when producing a .pdf file. When creating i.e.


1. Introduction

2. Experimental

3. Something else...


itl's displayed as


0.1 Introduction

02. Experimental and so on...


No error is caused in Excel by copying one data to another, just by inserting it with the keyboard it will be divided by ten.


Does anybody have the same problem?


Thank you!!!

MacBook Air, OSX Lion
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to 87Ernesto)

    I haven't heard of anything like that.

    Are the files produced by textshop coming from Excel, or are they separate but related issues?


    Did you check the format of the cells you are entering? I can't think of anything that would do that, though.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to 87Ernesto)

    Can you try logging in as a different user and see what happens.


    I don't have that problem with Excel. I don't have LaTex installed on this computer, but I think I have it (and maybe TextShop) on another which I'll try when I get a chance. However, I would imagine it is something in your system that is causing the problem.


    If it works when another user is logged in, then it is isolated to your user account. If still bad with the new user, then try booting into Safe Mode and see if that fixes it (hold down shift key when you restart and release it when the gray screen appears--note it takes a lot longer to boot).


    If it works fine in Safe Mode, then some third-party software is affecting the system. If still bad, I'm not sure where to look. Possibly the Language and Text System Prefs under Region.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to 87Ernesto)

    I don't know. I have no idea what would cause that. The only place I can think of would be Language & Text System Preferecnes, Region.


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