> HEADS UP for Excel 2007
post Sep 29 2007, 09:56 AM
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If you are using Excel 2007, there is a nasty bug in it for a certain range of numbers:



Though I don't think anyone uses Excel for vital calculations, I am surprised at the type and seriousness of the error. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif)

And yet another (if needed) confirmation to my theory:
This issue only exists in Excel 2007, not previous versions.

Latest does not always equate to "better". (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

A technical analysis on the problem:

Of the various comments here:

this one struck me as being simple and to the point:
QUOTE (Thursday @ September 27, 2007 5:24 AM by Jerome)
That's why most of us are staying with Office 2000 and Windows XP.

Remember my boss was so mad when his wireless keyboard missed a key stroke. One hundred thousand became ten thousand could be a very serious mistake.

If you send out an Excel order form to order 850 pieces of $77.1 parts. The recipient open it with Excel 2007 and charge you $100,000. This is no fun.

For the record, OpenOffice.org is NOT affected by this bug, and since AFAIK it uses floating point math as well, the bla-bla-bla about this BUG being implicit in the way calculations are made appears like pure nonsense. (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)

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- jaclaz   HEADS UP for Excel 2007   Sep 29 2007, 09:56 AM
- - Nuno Brito   I'm also a happy Open Office user. The latest...   Sep 29 2007, 11:30 AM
- - jaclaz   FYI, bugfix issued: http://www.msfn.org/board/EXCE...   Oct 16 2007, 09:47 AM
- - Nuno Brito   I already tried it last month - it took a loooong ...   Oct 16 2007, 12:21 PM

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