Microsoft has recently addressed an issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 through the following hotfixes:

·         Excel 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 (KB 943075)

·         Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: October 3, 2007 (KB 943076)

 

The hotfixes are available to download at the links above and will be included in the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and in an upcoming Public Update (release dates are currently unavailable).  We encourage you to install these updates as soon as possible.  

 

Who is affected?

All customers and users of Excel 2007 and Excel Services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 are affected. Versions prior to Excel 2007 are not affected.

 

What is the issue?

The Excel team was made aware of an issue with the display of calculation result numbers within the ranges of 65534.99999999995 to 65535 and 65535.99999999995 to 65536. (Try entering = 850*77.1 into a cell.)  Investigation into these reports determined that many calculations resulting in a number within these ranges actually displayed the incorrect value 100,000. This is not due to a calculation error but a flaw with the display of this calculation.  The hotfixes as described in KB 943075 and KB 943076 will address this issue.