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I have recently bought a new Mac book air and loaded excel.  I cannot get excel to recognise decimals in any simple formula - what have I done wrong ?



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@Heather1355 When you say "cannot get excel to recognise decimals", perhaps your Mac expects to see a decimal comma in stead of a point or vice versa. Check and change the Language & Region settings (Advanced) to what you want them to be.



hi thank you -  I did as you suggested now it’s just showing the formula in the answer box not the answer ? 

@Heather1355 Did you perhaps press the "Show Formulas" button on the Formulas ribbon?

@Riny_van_Eekelen  hi again, yes I did!  but when I clicked on it to not show formula the answer block went back to HashtagVALUE!!


































@Heather1355 Would need to see the file. Can you share it via Onedrive? Or send it to me via a direct message.