This is due to the limitation of the field. Fields in the Reckon Personal range generally have a limitation to 99,999,999.99. When you enter a number larger than the limit, the program will not accept the transaction.
thanks. I was able to enter as 4 separate transactions. However, the total shares in the portfolio view only shows 100,000,000 and the individual entries below it have been truncated. Oh well, I'll use Excel for tax purposes or find another package which helps me track my investments including reverse reconstructions, which it does not currently do.