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    Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Every time I enter a whole number in a cell in Excel it automatically divides it by 100, like it's calculating a percentage. The Number format is set to General.I use windows for mac- there is no option tab under tools and I can't find fixed decimals anywhere. Thanks for an help, Mat

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Click on the Office (or File) button in the top left corner, then on Excel Options (at bottom of panel), then on Advanced. Under Editing Options you should see 'Automatically insert a decimal point' and you should un-check this.

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Thanks Pete, but there are no options under file! Is it because this is mac version of excel?

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    maybe here:
    excel preferences, Edit tab, and clear the check mark in Show this number of decimal places.
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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Perfect! Thank you so much - this has bugged me for ages. So much so I've learned to multiply every entry by 100 !! One last thing - the formatting bars always disappear and need rechecking - is there a way to make sure they stay by default? Mat

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Thanks Pete -see below (vlady) for solution. Kind Regards, Mat

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    Hi Mat,

    I didn't notice what version of Excel Mac you were using - yours is more like XL2003, so the options were in a different place. Glad to hear you got it sorted.

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    Re: Numbers automatically divide by 100

    hold CONTROL and SHIFT keys and start Excel...
    you should also check the preferences...
    or drag your toolbar panel up to the Toolbar at the top. It should dock there...

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