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Nuribat
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Joined: 16 Oct 2008
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 Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:17 am    Post subject: Maximum number in Calc. Help me please. I am using OOo Calc 3.0. on Windows XP SP3 When I type 999999999999999 in a cell, it displays 1000000000000000. How to solve this ? And, is there maximum numeric value can be entry in OOo Calc ? Thank you. Best regards, Nuribat
keme
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Joined: 30 Aug 2004
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Location: Egersund, Norway

 Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: There are two factors to consider here: precision and magnitude. Calc stores numbers with a precision of approximately 14 decimal digits. That means there will be rounding errors with numbers containing more than 14 significant digits. (That's the reason for your issue. Solve it by using a tool that can calculate with higher precision.) The highest numerical magnitude that Calc can handle is around 1,8*10^308 (that's 18 followed by 307 zeroes).
Nuribat
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Joined: 16 Oct 2008
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 Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Thank you, Keme.
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