So I joined the forum thinking I would be able to upload a file but I see that is not the case. The lack of “karma” is not because I am unwilling to contribute to the community, it is because I try in earnest to solve my own issues rather than ask the community at the first hiccup.
Anyway, my problem that I have been unable to solve on my own is the following:
I have a Calc file that I use to verify a complex calculation of employee wages. I was recently trying to clean up some of the formulas to reflect my improved understanding of Calc and to make them easier to read. The previous formulas worked before and I could confirm this by balancing the final payment calculated. The formula I have now produces the same result as the previous formula.
Unfortunately, in my efforts to confirm the new formula functionality with a fictitious scenario I have found that it computes the result off by -$0.01. I have three currency values that I add in a cell that should balance to an amount of another cell. I suspect it has something to do with one of the amounts I enter that ends in “.50.” When I tab out of the cell it changes to “.5”. It is when this value is entered that the amount results in the -$0.01 issue. I have made sure that all the relevant cells are formatted to currency and two decimal places.
This is the case for both the formulas. I am sure I have calculated the amount correctly as I have even parsed out the formula into segments so I can confirm there was no minute error in the calculation. I have also performed the calculations manually. I’m curious if anyone else has encountered this incorrect calculation of -$0.01. Hopefully I am not overlooking something obvious.
I was concerned this might be due to recently switching from OO but I opened the file in OO as well and get the same issue.