Numbers as character strings?
I'm using OpenSesame to run an experiment where I present sentences via RSVP. I have it set up as a series of sketchpads that show words pulled from the experiment loop (e.g. a sketchpad with [word_1], pulling from a column in the loop with the first word of each sentence). Some of the sentences end in numbered dates. OpenSesame automatically recognizes numbers as numbers. This is a problem because with sentences that end in numbers, the period at the end of the sentence gets removed because the program converts "2012." to "2012" , which is not what I want. Is there a way to get OpenSesame to read a number as a character string instead of a number?