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If Microsoft Excel is set to use the 1900 date system, and you add or subtract data that is formatted with a time format, the date may not be displayed as you expect. When the results of the formula produce a negative value, and this data is formatted to display a time value, the cell displays pound signs, as in the following example:
Although the formula in the cell performs the correct operation, the number format returns the wrong results.
To display the number correctly, use either of the following methods:
Article ID: 192291 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
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