Office Xp

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    My office just upgraded the network to XP. All of our apps now suck.

    here is my problem. I am trying to do a Word merge doc using data fom excel. I am trying to grab the number like "0.420". When I merge this into Word, I get a huge decimal like "0.41999999888889888". Even if I format the excel cell as "general" with 0.000 formatting I still get this bizarre number.

    HELP!
     
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    Are you merging data from a different version of office ?

    Looks like a rounding issue. I will look into it for you, but we do not use office xp.

    Just for the record, office XP has quite a few bugs in it, this is why I won't let my tech dept upgrade any of our clients or our offices.
     
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    How are you doing the merge exactly ?
     
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    No, the whole office suite was upgraded. Rounding is my suspicion also.

    I have tried the merge two different ways. One by using the merge tool bar and the other using the merge wizzard. Same results either way.
     
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    I know the same problems have occurred with dates.

    Being honest I am not an expert on office anyway, my specialites are in software and OS engineering, as well as, hardware and OS tech support, networking and security.

    What I will do though is to speak with the people on my tech staff that support office, and try and get you an answer or a workaround.
     

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