Showcased Google Docs Spreadsheet Does Not Compute

from the zero-problem dept

theodp writes "Recently, Google debuted its new Google Docs Template Gallery, showcasing a Shared House Expenses spreadsheet template in a pretty elaborate YouTube Video as an example of 'tools that just work.' Only problem is, the popular five-star template still doesn't work correctly. Thanks to its doesn't-handle-zero-correctly bugs, the spreadsheet fails to always divide expenses properly, allowing one roommate to get away with contributing far less than his "Fare [sic] Share." So did Google release the spreadsheet to gazillions of users without bothering to verify it worked, or did all those Googlers fail to recognize some pretty obvious mistakes?"
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Filed Under: errors, math, spreadsheets, templates
Companies: google

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    Ima Fish, 28 Jul 2008 @ 10:57am

    Google has more PhDs than anyone else, they know more than anyone else, so quite obviously, the laws of mathematics as we know them are wrong.

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