Monday, October 15, 2007

Microsoft Excel Was a Poor Mathematician. Microsoft Feeds Excel With 32MB of Patch To Recover Maths Knowledge.

Couple of weeks ago Microsoft was informed about a problem in Excel 2007 which displays any value between 65534.99999999995 and 65535 as 10000 [ try the formula =77.1 * 850].

Microsoft quickly(in 2 weeks time!) responded to the bug report and released a patch of size 32 MB that can fix the mathematics knowledge problem of Excel. You can download and install the patch from here for Excel 2007 and from here for Excel 2007 Services.

More details about the problem and fix at Microsoft Excel Official Blog.