Why any number is divided by 1000000

jszeoke

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Something strange is happening:

When I type a number in any cell and press "enter" I get that number divided by 1000000. For example, I type 3 and it is converted to 0.000003

Any help will be welcome. Thanks

Jorge
 

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PaddyD

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hi - welcome to the board.

try this:

go to tools | options | edit tab. Is 'fixed decimal' selected? de-select it if it is.

Paddy
 

sam_d1

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This sounds Crazy....
Why does excel divide the number I check ‘Fixed Decimal’ ?
 

sam_d1

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Sorry for the grammatical error in my prev. message...

Read it as...
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This sounds Crazy....
Why does excel divide the number, when I check ‘Fixed Decimal’ ?
 

Andrew Poulsom

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The Fixed Decimal option allows you to enter decimal numbers without entering the decimal point.

Say you have a spreadsheet to record your bank account in dollars and cents. If you choose Fixed Decimals with 2 places you can enter 123456 and Excel will translate it to 1234.56. It's just a time saver really.
 

sam_d1

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Thanks Andrew Poulsom,
I understand why it is there...
thanks
- sam
 

jszeoke

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Thanks to you guys for your interest in helping me with the problem that I had with the fixed decimals. Is the first time that I participate in a forum (of any kind) and it was a nice experience. Believe or not, I have been working with excel for years, but I've never used the feature "fixed decimal". Every day we can learn something new.I apologize for my english. I am a very new english speaker.
 

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