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Lehman Excel snafu could cost Barclays dear

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| A formatting fubar involving an Excel spreadsheet has left Barclays Capital
| with contracts involving collapsed investment bank Lehman Brothers than it
| never meant to acquire.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10...cel_confusion/


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Buggy Microsoft Excel Patch Causes Bad Math

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| A bug in this week's MS08-014 patch causes Excel to return zeroes instead of
| the correct number when certain types of macros are run within the program.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...1/article.html


Trouble In Microsoft World Over Calculator

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| The calculator post seems to be a reaction to a MS KnowledgeBase article
| titled Incorrect Calculator Results When You Use the Percent Key which
| implies the percent function screws up your results when you use it along
| with + or – in any combination. Way to go Microsoft! *
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http://blog.teqedge.com/2008/01/15/t...er-calculator/


Microsoft Excel fails math test

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| Microsoft Corp.'s Excel 2007 spreadsheet program is going to have to relearn
| part of its multiplication table.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070928/...soft_excel_bug


Microsoft: Excel Bug Doesn't Add Up

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| If you've been depending on your Microsoft Excel software to do your number
| crunching for you, you might want to grab a calculator and review your
| spreadsheets before you send the document out the door. That's because the
| latest version of Excel is housing bugs that are dead set on ruining your
| reports. * *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070927/tc_nf/55613


[OOXML] Mathematically Incorrect

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| So when it comes to comparing MSOOXML and ODF v1.0 on the basis of the
| inclusion of "Formula Definitions", it becomes clear that the anti-ODF folk
| have not much to shout about. In fact MSOOXML's "Formula Definition" is
| deficient and inaccurate. *
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http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2007...atically-.html


OOXML: The Formula for Failure

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| As I've shown, in the rush to write a 6,000 page standard in less than a
| year, Ecma dropped the ball. OOXML's spreadsheet formula is worse than
| missing. It has incorrect formulas that, if implemented according to the
| standard may cause loss of life, property and capital. This standard is
| seriously messed up. And shame on all those who praised and continue to
| praise the OOXML formula specification without actually reading it. * *
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http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/07/...r-failure.html
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