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There is a problem with my libreoffice. I doesn't calculate cells with decimal points, possibly seeing them as text.

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I have checked my locale settings (you can see them in the picture above) that decimal separator is dot. Also I have unticked "Using regular expression" in Tools - Options

http://i.imgur.com/mtgoYp1.png

I have no idea how to fix that and force libre to understand this is float point number.

Any help is appreciated.

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  • with LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 on GNU/Linux it works fine, i.e. 0.6*10 gives 6. But if I write 0,6 in A1, then I get #VALUE! of course. So the only guess we can do, it's that the cell is not seen as containing a number. You say you are sure dot is decimal separator, but have you tried 1) writing 0,6 instead, 2) taking a loot at the format of the cell? Jan 11 '14 at 23:50
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    1) yes 2) no. your suggestion directed me to check locale settings. This helped, thanks!
    – 3demax
    Jan 12 '14 at 0:17
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I've figured out what it was. The error was weird and it was about cell formatting. Turns out, that locale was set, as first screenshot in question states, to "Default - English (USA)". And that exactly caused a problem. Unfortunately, I can't explain why. enter image description here Setting cell formatting locale to "English (USA)" fixed the cell. And setting "English (USA)" in settings had fixed problem to the whole file altogether.

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