Interesting (yet alarming) Excel 2007 bug



September 25th, 2007

A few people sent me emails about this so I thought I'd pass it on ...

It seems like there's a bug in Excel 2007 with some multiplication operations where the product should be 65,535.  Rather than displaying the correct answer, 100,000 is displayed instead.

This graphic illustrates the issue - in all cases the product should be 65,535:

Excel 2007 multiplication bug

If you're a heavy Excel 2007 user, you might want to check your spreadsheets in a previous version on Excel, or with OpenOffice.org Calc, a calculator, or just a pen an paper.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 at 09:11 and is filed under PC Doctor Tips, PC Doctor's Useful Links. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.