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 Calc, a calculator, or just a pen an paper.

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