Automatic Recalculation Not Happening

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 21, 2008)

If you are using Excel 97, you may have a problem with recalculating your worksheets and not even know it! Apparently, both Excel 97 and Excel 97 SR1 have problems--under certain conditions--doing complete recalculations of the worksheet. While the problem only crops up in certain situations, it was widespread enough that Microsoft issued a patch for the problem.

You can find more information about this issue, as well as information on how to download the proper patch, in Knowledge Base article Q174868. This can be found at this address:;en-us;174868

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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