Excel is automatically changing dates to a numeric code

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mamagiglio Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday November 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2015 - Nov 10, 2015 at 10:59 AM
mamagiglio Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday November 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2015 - Nov 10, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Hello,

I'm using Excel and when I put a date in a column it changes to a numeric code. For example: 4/5/15 now reads 42099. I've tried highlighting the columns and formatting it for date, but it doesn't work. The date appears in the function bar when I click on an particular cell, though.

Thanks for your help!

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rizvisa1 Posts 4479 Registration date Thursday January 28, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 5, 2022 767
Nov 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM
I think you have Show Formula option enabled. Try pressing CTRL and ` together
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mamagiglio Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday November 10, 2015 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2015
Nov 10, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Thanks! I highlighted the worksheet and then the shortcut worked. Woot!!
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