I tried it and it worked one time but now for instance I have in cell E1 the date of 8/24/2013 and I go to cell E2 and put in =workday(E1,10) it returns 41523. I don't believe I have done anything different. Maybe I have and am not catching it.
Thanks Jess, I should have known that. Now if I can just get the holidays out of the workdays, that will have answered everything I have asked.