6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2012 8:29 PM by Barney-15E
87Ernesto Level 1 (0 points)

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 8 (46,329 points)

    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.

  • 87Ernesto Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Barney, thank you for your response.


    Its really strange.

    The files produced or compiled by textshop should be complete independently from Excel. For that reason I decided to post this issue.

    Firstly I thought, maybe a bug in the MS Office software and I didn't care, but now I installed Latex and I found this issue also within the other Software (MacTex and Texshop).


    I again checked MS Excel, but there is no field: "Every Number you enter by your keyboard is divided by 10".


    Maybe a problem with the Number declaration inside the Lion System, for that reason I am posting this here.



  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,329 points)

    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.

  • 87Ernesto Level 1 (0 points)

    First Bingo.


    No problems with the guest account. So its just my user account.

  • 87Ernesto Level 1 (0 points)

    Where in the system can I find those settings?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,329 points)

    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.