Intended behavior of automatic decimal point (bug 120940)

David T. sunfish62 at
Sat Jul 29 07:13:49 EDT 2017

How about:

Note: When a calculation is entered in the Amount field, the decimal is added to every operand that omits a decimal.


> On Jul 29, 2017, at 12:43 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger <frank.h.ellenberger at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Am 28.07.2017 um 14:28 schrieb Christoph R:
>>> I agree that the only sane way to have auto-decimal is to disable it if the input is a formula. The other sane approach is to remove it completely.
>> I cast my vote again: I never found the current behaviour buggy. I actually think it is pretty consistent: Any number without a point is shifted. Anything with a point is normal. Easy to understand for me.
>> And I would hate to loose the auto-decimal functionality. It saves me a ton of typing.
>> Cheers,
>> Christoph
> ... like the addition machines, the accountants used in my childhood.
> Perhaps one of you could attach an improvement of the documentation to
> the bug, to make it clear.
> Regards
> Frank
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