BUG - Global Format changes Number and Dates


A

Anthony Corb

Hi I've ben using excel for years and suddenly came up with this bug

(Currently using Excel 2007 SP2)

I openned my spreadshhet one day and all my standard number formats have
changed from:

1,000,000.00

To

1 000 000.00

i.e. the coma seperator no longer exists, even going to the ' button on the
ribbon or to format style does not work. even the message on the tick box to
insert , seperator had changed to insert ] seperator.

Also I used to type UK date format 23/1 and it would default to date 23 Jan.
Now I have to type 1/23. I have looked at the date and time and location
setting in excel and on my system and they all seem fine. It looks like a bug
in excel (I'm set up for auto MS updates so may have downloaded somthing.
Some of my colleges are also having the same problem.

I think somehow my global settings have gotten corrupted.

Any suggestions on how I can change?
 
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A

Anthony Corb

Thanks David,

I had looked at the regional settings in the control panel and it had
appeared to be fine however (summary page) when I openned the customise
section I noticed that the data there was not as per the summary page and so
just used the reset button to switch back.

Hope it works now. I don't know how these werer changed but must have been
an update patch I ran.

Thanks again.

Anthony.

David Biddulph said:
Windows Regional Options, not in Excel.
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David Biddulph

Anthony Corb said:
Hi I've ben using excel for years and suddenly came up with this bug

(Currently using Excel 2007 SP2)

I openned my spreadshhet one day and all my standard number formats have
changed from:

1,000,000.00

To

1 000 000.00

i.e. the coma seperator no longer exists, even going to the ' button on
the
ribbon or to format style does not work. even the message on the tick box
to
insert , seperator had changed to insert ] seperator.

Also I used to type UK date format 23/1 and it would default to date 23
Jan.
Now I have to type 1/23. I have looked at the date and time and location
setting in excel and on my system and they all seem fine. It looks like a
bug
in excel (I'm set up for auto MS updates so may have downloaded somthing.
Some of my colleges are also having the same problem.

I think somehow my global settings have gotten corrupted.

Any suggestions on how I can change?


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