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Incorrect Math Calculation

PSS ID Number: Q34122 Article last modified on 11-02-1994




In a document of 18 or more pages, Word will incorrectly add a column of numbers if any one of the numbers is in the range between -1 and +1, and if the number does not have a zero before the decimal point. Sometimes the error message:

Math overflow or underflow


For example, Word will incorrectly add the following column of numbers when it appears on or after Page 18 of a document:

4.8 1.4 1.0 .3

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with Word Version 4.00. This problem was corrected in Word Version 5.00.

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