decimal alignment

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by Tom Gumpel, Jan 28, 2013.

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

     
    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.

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    Stefan Blom, Jan 29, 2013
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  5. Tom Gumpel

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Thanks for the clarification!

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    Stefan Blom, Jan 29, 2013
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