General chatter - I need computer help again - Vista




cbmare
07-18-2007, 03:26 PM
I'm typing a table. I would like to format the numbers to include a comma. For the life of me, I can't find that command.

I don't dislike Vista, however, I do want to get on a plane to Seattle and find Bill Gates and throttle him.

TIA for any help.


alinnell
07-18-2007, 03:30 PM
mare~what program are you using to create the table?

cbmare
07-18-2007, 03:31 PM
word


alinnell
07-18-2007, 03:33 PM
Sorry, other than actually typing in the comma as you enter data into the table, I don't know how you'd do it. If it were Excel, I could help.

FitinTime
07-18-2007, 04:22 PM
Oh my gosh, how I dislike Vista! My husband bought me a computer from Dell and it came with Vista installed. Well it wasn't compatible with a certain software we had, so he just uninstalled it and installed XP.
That took care of that!
Good Luck To you!

cbmare
07-18-2007, 05:44 PM
Sorry, other than actually typing in the comma as you enter data into the table, I don't know how you'd do it. If it were Excel, I could help.


Can't find the button for that one either.

newFannie07
07-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Sorry I can't help either, but I hear your pain with Vista. My DH bought a computer last Thanksgiving that had a free Vista upgrade (came with XP MEdia center). Anyway, against my advice, he installed it. He has been cursing ever since. NONE of his old programs or peripherals work with it. He is going to build a new computer out of some spare parts we have and install XP on it to run his old stuff. And mind you, the other "stuff" is not really old...only about 1 year. Even his brand new video card he just bought in January doesn't work. This reminds me of the Windows ME nightmare from a few years back.

Kerri

almostheaven
07-20-2007, 12:22 AM
There is no option in Word. Has nothing to actually do with Vista. You CAN use the Forms toolbar and create text boxes with a type of Number and a Format of #,##0, then lock the form and tab through the fields to enter the info. However, if you have Word, its likely you also have Excel, and it would be much simpler to use an Excel spreadsheet. You just do the spreadsheet in Excel, copy it, then "paste special" in Word. And choose "Paste Link" and "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet Object". Whenever you click on the table in Word, it opens in Excel, and any changes you make there automatically update in your Word document.

almostheaven
07-20-2007, 12:25 AM
NewFannie, Microsoft has a program you can download and install free that allows you to run any previous Windows version under Vista, so that older programs work. You would run Vista, then go to this program which will open the second OS you would install (like XP), then run any programs you need to access under that.

Hubby's company had a real problem when they ordered 6 new laptops and they only ship with Vista now. However, their specially developed $35K software only runs under XP. No one there could figure it out and these computers have been sitting there. So now that hubby's there, they sent him home with one to see what he could do and this was the solution. He's gotta bring a laptop home every week now and get it working. LOL

newFannie07
07-20-2007, 12:30 AM
Thanks, I'll let my hubby know before he throws the computer out the window!! (no pun intended)

cbmare
07-20-2007, 01:50 PM
There is no option in Word. Has nothing to actually do with Vista. You CAN use the Forms toolbar and create text boxes with a type of Number and a Format of #,##0, then lock the form and tab through the fields to enter the info. However, if you have Word, its likely you also have Excel, and it would be much simpler to use an Excel spreadsheet. You just do the spreadsheet in Excel, copy it, then "paste special" in Word. And choose "Paste Link" and "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet Object". Whenever you click on the table in Word, it opens in Excel, and any changes you make there automatically update in your Word document.

After muttering words to myself, I went into Excel and made the table. I fought with word for so long, then gave up. When I copied the table to paste into PowerPoint, I got all kinds of lines that were not there in the table in both Word and Excel. I went entry by entry and made sure there were no borders. ARGH! I ended up making it with boxes around everything.

Thank you so much for your help.


I managed it

almostheaven
07-20-2007, 09:18 PM
Man! I KNEW those Microsoft Office Specialist certifications would come in handy some day. LOL