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This appears to be the issue.


The original source for the data in the spreadsheet was from Excel from about 15 years ago. Since 
then it's been through a bunch of upgrades to MS Office, StarOffice, OpenOffice and LibreOffice on 
several different systems both Mac and PC and across many operating system revisions. 

Once I got the base dates set to match in the new spreadsheets the dates work as expected. On the 
Mac it's changed in Preferences, Calc, Calculate over on the right hand side of the window, in case 
anyone else is looking for the Tools link mentioned in the help web site.

Now I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to write some sort of Macro to change the dates so I 
can set the day zero to be the now standard one of 12/30/1899 and update my spreadsheets. The 
volume of them and the legacy data may make it impossible.

Anyway, thanks for solving my problem.

On May 12, 2013, at 3:09 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:

Hi. Take a look at
To me the difference you are getting looks close to the difference between the date bases for day 

Eugenie (Oogie) McGuire 
Desert Weyr  
Paonia, CO USA

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