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Subject: Rounding Error in Quicken5? Date: 4/23/1998 2:14 PM
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Hey gang,
I'm in the process of moving our accounts from
Quicken on the mac to Quicken 5 on the PC (which
is a remarkably painful process, I must say), and
I seem to have found a bug for which I'd like to find a work-around.
I bought 82 shares of stock for 46 5/16. Now,
my mac version says that this cost me 3979.63,
which corresponds to my calculator: 3979.625.
This is also the figure that our brokerage house has.
Unfortunately, Quicken 5 reports this as 3979.62.
I realize that this is only a penny, but c'mon!
I'm supposed to trust this software when it can't ROUND correctly?
So - is there some workaround for this problem? I searched for options to set and whatnot, but really found nothing. I did find something about "adjusting balance in account", which really looks like "we didn't get it right, let's just fudge the answer" to me.

Any suggestions/hints?

Anyone with Quicken98 or MsMoney care to try this to see if it's hosed there as well?

Thanks for any help!

jima
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