decimal alignment

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  1. Tom Gumpel

    Tom Gumpel Guest

    I am trying to decimal align in a table, where many numbers do not have a leading 0 (i.e., .25, .50) and they need to be aligned with larger numbers such as 1.25, 2.50, etc.

    The numbers are not aligning, but will if I add a leading 0 (which I cannot do for stylistic reasons).

    Any help?
     
    Tom Gumpel, Jan 28, 2013
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  2. Hi,

    > I am trying to decimal align in a table, where many numbers do not
    > have a leading 0 (i.e., .25, .50) and they need to be aligned with
    > larger numbers such as 1.25, 2.50, etc.
    > The numbers are not aligning, but will if I add a leading 0 (which I
    > cannot do for stylistic reasons).


    no problem here. Did you set a decimal tabstop position within the
    column?

    --
    Cheers
    Lisa [MS MVP Word]
     
    Lisa Wilke-Thissen, Jan 28, 2013
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  3. Tom Gumpel

    Tom Gumpel Guest

    I may have figured it out, after obsessing on it. I am in Europe and found that on my laptop (set up for the US), everything was OK. However, on my office computer (set up for Finnish Swedish),the decimal point was set as a "," -- I changed the setting in the control panel and it seems to be OK.

    Makes sense.

    On Monday, January 28, 2013 4:58:51 PM UTC+2, Lisa Wilke-Thissen wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    >
    >
    > > I am trying to decimal align in a table, where many numbers do not

    >
    > > have a leading 0 (i.e., .25, .50) and they need to be aligned with

    >
    > > larger numbers such as 1.25, 2.50, etc.

    >
    > > The numbers are not aligning, but will if I add a leading 0 (which I

    >
    > > cannot do for stylistic reasons).

    >
    >
    >
    > no problem here. Did you set a decimal tabstop position within the
    >
    > column?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Lisa [MS MVP Word]
     
    Tom Gumpel, Jan 28, 2013
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  4. Tom Gumpel

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Actually, any non-numeric character should "respond" to the decimal tab, so
    I doubt that regional settings are the issue here.

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Tom Gumpel" wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I may have figured it out, after obsessing on it. I am in Europe and found
    > that on my laptop (set up for the US), everything was OK. However, on my
    > office computer (set up for Finnish Swedish),the decimal point was set as
    > a "," -- I changed the setting in the control panel and it seems to be OK.
    >
    > Makes sense.
    >
    > On Monday, January 28, 2013 4:58:51 PM UTC+2, Lisa Wilke-Thissen wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > I am trying to decimal align in a table, where many numbers do not

    > >
    > > > have a leading 0 (i.e., .25, .50) and they need to be aligned with

    > >
    > > > larger numbers such as 1.25, 2.50, etc.

    > >
    > > > The numbers are not aligning, but will if I add a leading 0 (which I

    > >
    > > > cannot do for stylistic reasons).

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > no problem here. Did you set a decimal tabstop position within the
    > >
    > > column?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > Lisa [MS MVP Word]
     
    Stefan Blom, Jan 29, 2013
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  5. Tom Gumpel

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Thanks for the clarification!

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> skrev i meddelandet
    news:ke7ijv$fcn$...
    > Not quite true. When a decimal tab stop is set in a table, the column
    > aligns on the tab stop without the need for a tab character. Text aligns
    > on the decimal point or, failing that, on the first non-numeric character
    > in the cell EXCEPT for the thousands separator. In much of the world,
    > where a period is used for the decimal point and the comma as the
    > thousands separator, the text will align on the period, but if the comma
    > is used as the decimal point and the period as the thousands separator, it
    > is just the opposite. For more, see
    > http://WordFAQs.mvps.org/NumberAlignment.htm (Word 2003 and earlier)
    > http://WordFAQs.mvps.org/NumberAlignment2007.htm (Word 2007 and above)
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" wrote in message news:ke76bu$2n9$...
    >
    > Actually, any non-numeric character should "respond" to the decimal tab,
    > so
    > I doubt that regional settings are the issue here.
    >
    > --
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Tom Gumpel" wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> I may have figured it out, after obsessing on it. I am in Europe and
    >> found that on my laptop (set up for the US), everything was OK. However,
    >> on my office computer (set up for Finnish Swedish),the decimal point was
    >> set as a "," -- I changed the setting in the control panel and it seems
    >> to be OK.
    >>
    >> Makes sense.
    >>
    >> On Monday, January 28, 2013 4:58:51 PM UTC+2, Lisa Wilke-Thissen wrote:
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > > I am trying to decimal align in a table, where many numbers do not
    >> >
    >> > > have a leading 0 (i.e., .25, .50) and they need to be aligned with
    >> >
    >> > > larger numbers such as 1.25, 2.50, etc.
    >> >
    >> > > The numbers are not aligning, but will if I add a leading 0 (which I
    >> >
    >> > > cannot do for stylistic reasons).
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > no problem here. Did you set a decimal tabstop position within the
    >> >
    >> > column?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > Cheers
    >> >
    >> > Lisa [MS MVP Word]

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Jan 29, 2013
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