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Table formula problem in Word 97

Whenever I use the formula function to sum numbers in a table, Word simply inserts the phrase “invalid character specification". What might me causing this?

Ken
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bulletheadCommented:
Could you right-click on the sum and click on Toggle Field Codes, and then paste that in here?
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KenrkenrAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I get the following:

!Especificación de carácter no válida

(Note that I'm using a Spanish version of Word). But what I actually see is the term SUM(ABOVE)... etc. (In Spanish, of course).

Ken

     

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bulletheadCommented:
Ah - do you have numbers with a comma as a decimal separator?  If so it is possible that the following bug applies:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284921

Briefly: the sum formula can't tell if 5,3 means 5.2 or 5 and 3 both to be included in the sum.
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KenrkenrAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much!

Ken
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bulletheadCommented:
No problem.

If you want to accept my comment as an answer you need to click on the link next to the comment that says "Accept this comment" or words to that effect.

That means that the question will be closed and moved to the Previously Asked Questions section.
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KenrkenrAuthor Commented:
Will do. And thanks again.

Ken
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bulletheadCommented:
My pleasure - thanks for the points.
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