I have a text, which contains a lots of numbers, in which a comma is used as a thousands separator like this: 1,000, meaning one thousand. When I check spelling and grammar Word underlines these numbers with blue curly underline and offers to to add a space after the comma (1,000 becomes 1, 000). Is there a way to prevent this behavior?

  • What is your system language set to? – Burgi Apr 26 '16 at 13:25
  • @Burgi - Bulgarian. – Alex Popov Apr 28 '16 at 12:12

Depending of the language you are using the coma could be used as a sparator for decimal instead of thousands.

The first thing to do is check your spelling corrector language and if in this language the correct separator is coma(,) or dot(.).

If the previous doesn't solve your problem you can try to put the numbers using the Formula option in word.


Under Options/Advanced I changed Numeral from "Context" back to "Arabic", which I think is the default, and the weird question marks magically disappeared!!

  • How does this relate to the question? – fixer1234 Apr 15 '18 at 5:55

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