works spread sheet wont recognise pound sign

  jaygee77 18:57 18 Aug 03
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Following a thunderstorm my computer had to be virtually rebuilt and yes I did have a surge protector fitted.
I have Windows 98 second edition and works installed.
I had some spreadsheets saved on flopy disks but now when I read them all the pound signs have ben replaced by dollars although I seem to have the option of euros.
If I create spreadsheets and type in pound signd the easy calc doesn't seem to recognise the columns.
What has the repairer not done that he should have done to restore the system to its previous state?

  seedie 19:17 18 Aug 03

Try control panel/regional settings/currency

  woodchip 19:17 18 Aug 03

Go to regional settings in the control panel and check it's set to UK English

  pj123 21:39 18 Aug 03

while you are in Control Panel also check that the keyboard is UK (British) as well.

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