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Microsoft KB Archive/172265

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Article ID: 172265

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • MSPRESS Running Microsoft Excel 97 ISBN 1-57231-321-8

This article was previously published under Q172265


This article contains corrections, comments, and information on known errors relating to the Microsoft Press book Running Microsoft Excel 97, ISBN 1-57231-321-8.


  • Back Cover: Online book does not have Search feature
  • Page 1025: Triangle function returns errors
  • Page 1043: Code error


Online Book Does Not Have Search Feature

The back cover of "Running Microsoft Excel 97" states that you can "Find information fast with a searchable version of the book on disc."

The online version of "Running Microsoft Excel 97" provides you with an interface that will allow you to browse through the Table of Contents of the book and locate the section you are interested in. Hyperlinks also allow the user to quickly jump to related topics throughout the book. However, there is no "Search" button or feature in the book.

Back Cover, 2nd-to-last bullet:
Change: "Find information fast with a searchable version of the book on disc."
To: "Find information fast with an online version of the book."

Page 1025: Triangle Function Returns Errors

In Microsoft Excel 97, running the Triangle function code on page 1025 returns an error for these calls on page 1026:


Microsoft Excel 97 will return #VALUE? as the value for the cell. This is caused by a problem with the IsMissing function in Microsoft Excel 97. The Triangle function expects IsMissing to return True when the value of the variant is Null. On computers affected by this problem, IsMissing will always return False whether or not the variant is Null. Consequently, the function does not evaluate correctly.

Because of the structure of the function, the only arguments that will evaluate correctly are:


Microsoft Press is currently researching this problem and will post further information when it becomes available.

Page 1043: Code error

Page 1043, code block 1:
Change to:

      "RiverReport version" + CStr(MyAppVersion)
   End With
   'Present the dialog box.<BR/>
End Sub

Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of this book, it may already contain most or all of the above corrections.

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