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I want to paste data in Openoffice Calc but it doesn't seem to work.

The example with the first row (of 124 rows), this is the data in a .dat-file:

   0.592    0.349    1.333    0.617

When I want to insert it in openoffice (either through copy + paste or open and then select the .dat-file) I got a screen with several options to paste the data: screenshot openoffice. There I selected that a space marks as separation (to put the data in four columns and not in 1). When I press 'OK', all the zeros and commas disappear: screenshot openoffice 2. Does anyone knows how to solve this?

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Does OpenOffice (or your whole computer) believe that it is in a locale where the thousands’ separator is . (period) and the decimal point is , (comma)? That would cause it to interpret “2.013” as the current year, rather than a number slightly more than two. –  Scott Jun 1 '13 at 1:50

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It looks like your values are simply multiplied by one thousand.

You could just divide them all by one thousand again.

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Yeah, but what causes the problem? –  Janos Braem May 31 '13 at 12:41

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