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  • MSPRESS Microsoft Excel 97 Step by Step, Advanced Topics ISBN 1-57231-564-4

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This article contains comments, corrections, and information about known errors relating to the Microsoft Press book Microsoft Excel 97 Step by Step, Advanced Topics, ISBN 1-57231-564-4.

The following topics are covered:

  • Page 69: 1900 Is Not A Leap Year


Page 69: 1900 Is Not A Leap Year

On Page 69, in the first paragraph, the last sentence states that 1900 was a leap year, so it had 366 days. This information is incorrect. This sentence should be deleted.

In addition, it should be noted that the year 1900 is not a leap year as the illustration at the top of the page indicates by the number 366. It should also be noted that Microsoft Excel treats 1900 as a leap year, and that this algorithm was adopted to maintain compatibility with dates in Lotus 1-2-3, and is by design.

For further information on this please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

TITLE: Microsoft Excel Incorrectly Assumes 1900 Is a Leap Year

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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