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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Entering data

Keyboard input is received by the active cell, identified by a thick black border. The cell reference (or coordinates) is also shown on the left hand end of the formula bar.

To insert data, first select the cell to make it active, then type in it. Note that the input is also added to the main part of the formula bar where it may be easier to read.

Impress will try to automatically recognize the type of contents (text, number, date, time, and so on) of a cell and apply default formatting to it. Note how the formula bar icons change according to the type of input, displaying Accept and Reject buttons ( Image:AcceptCancelIcons.png) whenever the input is not a formula. Use the green Accept button to accept the input made in a cell or simply select a different cell. In case Impress wrongly recognized the type of input, you can change it using the toolbar, or from Format > Cells in the main menu bar.

Image:Tip.png Sometimes it is useful to treat numbers as text (for example, telephone numbers) and to prevent Impress from removing the leading zeros or right align them in a cell. To force Impress to treat the input as text, type a single apostrophe ' (U + 00B4) before entering the number.

OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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