Normally, if you have numbers in text boxes you can say

TextBox3.text = STR( val(textbox1.text) + val(textbox2.text))
eg, 5 = 2 + 3

This has been the old faithful simple addition for as long as I can remember

I have suddenly found this does not work, if the text box contains a formatted value - namely

When Textbox1 contains 1,000
Textbox2 contains 2,000

The answer becomes 3 (NOT 3000)

Is there a simple way to deal with this problem, without running REPLACE, for example

PS Why do I have to scroll the screen across to find the SUBMIT NEW THREAD Button
(Is it my browser IE8)