Cannot change the date format in Excel 2007 [Solved/Closed]

Shayon - May 17, 2010 at 09:16 AM - Latest reply:  triad
- Dec 14, 2017 at 04:54 AM

I have tried everything mentioned in this forum and they still do not work.

I have a sheet with the date appearing dd/mm/yyyy, I have tried Format Cells-Date-Type (mm/dd/yy) but it still stays in the format dd/mm/yyyy. I even went to Custom-Type(m/d/yyy) still nothing changes.

Any help please?

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rizvisa1 4482 Posts Thursday January 28, 2010Registration dateContributorStatus January 6, 2016 Last seen - May 17, 2010 at 09:55 AM
Because it is not a date to excel.

1. Select the column in which there was date
2. Goto data and choose text to column
3. choose delimited and click next
4. uncheck all and click next
5. click on date and choose right data format of the date that you currently have. It seems that you have DMY, Chose that and finish

This will transform the cells to date

Now format the date as you wish
Brilliant I almost feel like an expert now!
Thanks! Have had great problems with this issue in the past.