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.

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