How to Use Comma Style in OpenOffice

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Using comma style in OpenOffice involves right-clicking on the cell with the large number, selecting "Format Cells," choosing "Number" and finding the format that includes using the comma to organize large numbers. Write out numbers using a comma style function with information from an experienced software developer in this free video on computers.

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Hi, my name is Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to use comma style in OpenOffice. Let's open up OpenOffice. I'm going to click on my Start button, we'll go to all programs. Let's find OpenOffice 3.0 and we're going to open up OpenOffice Calc. Now basically comma style is a method that OpenOffice uses to format numbers that are larger than 999. You know how once you hit a thousand if you're writing it out you'll do a 1 and then a comma and then three zeros. OpenOffice provides an easy way to do that. So I'm going to type a large number, basically a bunch of 9's and as you can see there's no commas in this large number and you don't always want commas but if you do, you're going to use the comma style. Just right click on it, go to format cells and under number, we're going to select this one here that includes a comma. This 1,234. Just double click on that and that's applied a comma style to our number here that basically separates out into three groupings of three of the digits in this number with a comma. My name is Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to use the comma style in OpenOffice.

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