Spreadsheet annoyance no. 2

Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Apr 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Spreadsheets (LibreOffice Calc, Gnumeric, Excel) make dates out of entries that aren't dates. They do it to be helpful, but right around the world, at any hour and in many languages, users are shouting "IT'S NOT A DATE, YOU STUPID SPREADSHEET!" Non-date to date isn't the only unwanted conversion that spreadsheets are guilty of, as I recently learned.

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