## [Solved] Gap for SI numbers (thousands separator)

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### [Solved] Gap for SI numbers (thousands separator)

Hi all.
When writing numbers in the SI system the digits of numerical values having more than four digits on either side of the decimal marker are separated into groups of three using a thin, fixed space counting from both the left and right of the decimal marker. Commas are not used to separate digits into groups of three. For example:15 739.012 53

I find that the gap provided by grave (') is too wide for this. Is there a way to make the gap smaller than that provided by grave?

Thanks
Last edited by Dr. Barber on Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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### Re: gap for SI numbers

You can go to the menu Format -> Spacing, set the Category to Spacing and shrink the spacing setting. I think that decreases all spacing but it might get you what you want.
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### Re: gap for SI numbers

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### Re: Gap for SI numbers (thousands separator)

Have you tried to use just a plain space character?

Enclose the number in curly braces to make it count as one element. The space counts as a token separator.
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`{123 456 789}`
gives tighter spacing on my system than the "small space"
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`123`456`789`

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### Re: Gap for SI numbers (thousands separator)

keme wrote:Have you tried to use just a plain space character?

Enclose the number in curly braces to make it count as one element. The space counts as a token separator.
Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
`{123 456 789}`
gives tighter spacing on my system than the "small space"
Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
`123`456`789`

Thanks!
I had not tried that. This works well!
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