Updated April 27, 1998
The Third Time's The Charm
Patch For Calculation Bug in Microsoft Excel 97
MICROSOFT HAS finally fixed the auto recalculation bug in Excel 97 that BugNet reported a couple months ago.
According to Microsoft, "in Microsoft Excel 97, some formulas on a worksheet may not be recalculated automatically. This behavior may occur even if you choose to use automatic calculation for formulas in the worksheet."
The problems can occur when:
The temporary workaround is to re-fill down the formula by selecting the cells above, drag the Fill Handle Down to the cell that is not calculating correctly.
You can also correct the problem by selecting cell A1 and choosing Edit, Replace, Enter and typing "=" (without the quotes) in both the "Find What" and "Replace With" edit boxes, and then selecting Replace All.
This re-enters the formulas. Microsoft says, "Please note that by re-entering the formulas, the issue is fixed within the affected worksheet and will not occur again."
Microsoft has posted a fix for the
Excel automatic recalculation error at http://www.microsoft.com/Excel/enhancements/
-- Bruce Brown
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