Users often import data from CSV files and the like, and numbers sometimes start with an apostrophe so that they are handled as strings, for example:
LibreOffice users frequently want to convert those items into numbers, but there is no easy, intuitive way to do so:
In Microsoft Excel, there is a very easy way to convert strings to numbers:
Please add a similar "Convert to Number" menu item to LibreOffice.
Thanks for sending the idea. Known as 33962 already.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 33962 ***