Can't type in a time in OpenOffice.org

Asked by Steve Hanov on 2010-02-07

Binary package hint: openoffice.org

I need to make a time tracking table in OpenOffice.org writer. However, whenever I type in 8:00 it replaces it with 08:00:00 AM which screws up the table. I turned off all autocorrect and autocompletion options and it still does it. This makes openoffice.org useless to me.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 7 11:21:53 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: openoffice.org-core 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: openoffice.org
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

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2010-02-07
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2010-02-07

This question was originally filed as bug #518441.

Steve Hanov (steve-hanov) said : #1
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) said : #3

To correct the format, select the column that you've entered the time, go to Tools > Number Format. Here, you can select the format you want the time to be displayed.

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