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Calc does not compute a formula, why?

asked 2015-05-31 21:25:44 +0100

maurice gravatar image

updated 2015-08-26 19:28:02 +0100

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I am working with Mac OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.3 and LibreOffice Version 4.3.7.2.

In cell "test1.A3" of the following file, I have a simple formula which just sums up the content of cell "test1.A2" plus 1, but it get stuck to an arbitrary number instead.

I removed everything from the file that did not trigger a new computation and I end up with a very simple file which (for a reason that I would like to understand) still does not compute correctly. Here is the file: bug.ods

The content of test1.A2 is 1985 so logically I would expect 1986 (1985+1) to appear in test1.A3 but instead I have 1866, weird!

Do you know why?

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Please what it's your OS and your LibreOffice version?, shows the correct value for me with Win7x64 LibreOffice 4.4.3.2

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2015-05-31 23:43:45 +0100 )edit

Works for me Win 8.1x64 LO 4.4.3.2 I do notice that Track Changes is on. May not mean anything though.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2015-06-01 00:32:35 +0100 )edit

works also with 4.4 on Linux... beside that -- may I ask you: whats the sense of this obfuscated formula in A1 ??

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2015-06-01 11:17:21 +0100 )edit

@m.a.riosv: I am working with Mac OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.3 and LibreOffice Version 4.3.7.2.

maurice gravatar imagemaurice ( 2015-06-01 19:52:57 +0100 )edit

@karolus: I don't remember, I did this formula for another person some time ago and this person came back saying the file was broken.

maurice gravatar imagemaurice ( 2015-06-01 20:04:41 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-06-02 20:22:45 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi - As this also works in my environment (windows 7 & 4.4.4.1.0+) a new question: is your spreadsheet set to automatic recalculation (menu Tools Cells Contents AutoCalculate)?

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It is set to automatic recalculation indeed. And even if I perform a manual recalculation (menu ToolsCells ContentsRecalculate), it still does not compute correctly but keep this weird value.

maurice gravatar imagemaurice ( 2015-06-02 20:44:32 +0100 )edit
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