• Subject: Re: Serial Date formula
  • From: Douglas Handy <dhandy1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 11:56:32 -0400

Self,

>I remember lots of discussion in the Y2K prep/test days, when it was reported
>the original forumula used by MS Excel on the Mac did in fact not have the
>proper rules for leap years.  

Although this is not how I recall the early Y2K reports of this "feature", here
is the MS spin on why 1900 is considered a leap year:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q181/3/70.ASP

It claims the fault lies with Lotus 1-2-3, which had this error.  And MS
allegedly matched the error so their spreadsheets would be compatible.

Doug
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