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From Brian Barker <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Why do numbers get aligned to the right?
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 11:33:33 GMT
At 13:23 26/05/2012 +0200, Tony Noname wrote:
>A little usability question here - why do numbers get automatically 
>aligned to the right?

So that, when the number of fractional places is fixed (even perhaps 
to none), similarly significant digits align vertically.  All the 
units digits are vertically aligned, that is - and likewise the tens 
and hundreds and tenths and hundredths, and so on.  For the same 
reason, digits are usually of constant width even in fonts which have 
variable-width characters.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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