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Conversion from date to text formet

Please explain the proceedure to change from date format to text formet in microsoft excel work sheet.

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Re: conversion from date to text formet

Just use comment at the beginning of cell to change the date format to text.

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Re: conversion from date to text formet

Block off the cells (or row or column) in question, right-click and choose FORMAT CELLS. In the NUMBER tab, choose TEXT. This will make your dates appear exactly as they are typed, and not allow Excel to reformat them.

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