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From Peter Kovacs <>
Subject Re: Automatic Date is only causing problems
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2018 05:35:23 GMT
What is 180412? A date or a number?
I suggest We can't tell. It is likely a number.
I have to check something first, before I can make another suggestion.

We have one bug that seems to go into the same direction.
Maybe adding your case to this one will improve the documentation of this one.

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Am 1. August 2018 23:00:48 MESZ schrieb Alex Perlhagen <>:
>Can you please implement following?
>Please have options settings that can disable Automatic Date
>Before Automatic Date formatting happens the program should ask only
>per computer installation if you want to have the automatic date
>enabled resulting in xyz or if you want the automatic date formatting
>disabled leaving my numbers as they are.
>Popup message box
>Change entry to date format YYMMDD?
>Yes No Remember my choice checkbox
>Den ons 1 aug. 2018 21:17Peter Kovacs <> skrev:
>> Welcome to the developer List.
>> Computers are stupid, they only know 0 and 1. We have to tell them
>what it
>> is what you enter.
>> So we have following choice:
>> 1) have a popup asking you what you want to enter
>> 2) make a guess. The way we guess is the same way Microsoft does it.
>> Because that is what most people know.
>> Usually what users do is to preformat the cells. Or because we are
>> lazy write '12/24.
>> If you start something with a ' it will marked as text and the ' is
>> shown.
>> This is of course also taken from Microsoft Excel.
>> To preformat a cell you mark it -> right click-> select option
>> formatting-> define a format.
>> Hth
>> Peter
>> Am 1. August 2018 15:54:18 MESZ schrieb Alex Perlhagen <
>> >How do i turn Automatic Date off?
>> >Automatic Date format is only causing problems.
>> >Please have it turn off by default.
>> >
>> >When i write number divided by number it changes it to a date format
>> >without asking, and changes the input value to something totally
>> >different which is wrong because i want to calculate that division
>> >money.
>> >When i write a date and change all cells format to text, the date is
>> >shown totally wrong.
>> >
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