Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Turning off Date conversions in OpenOffice.org

Yesterday, I had the problem that a number range I entered in a table ("3-4") was changed into a date by OpenOffice. Never saw that happen before, I think it must be a new functionality. I tried to switch it off but found nothing in the Auto Correction options. The developers put the option in a weird spot:

  • Right click on the table

  • Click the "Number recognition" menu item to deactivate it



A loud "Hooray" for weird defaults.