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Automatic converting decimals to thousands

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When I'm working in Excel it keeps changing my long decimal number to thousands. 

E.g. if I type 1.0835 it writes 10835 instead. Does anyone have a fix for that particular issue?


Kind Regards 

5 Replies


Is this really about Excel on mobile? If so: do you use comma as decimal separator on that device? If that is the case, enter 1,0835

@Hans Vogelaar

No, you can disregard the Mobile tag.

I use full stop ¨.¨ as the decimal separator 


Select File > Options.

Select Advanced.

In the Editing section, clear the check box 'Automatically insert a decimal point'.

Click OK.

I have tried that as well, it doesn't fix the problem


I'm out of ideas. Anyone else?