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So basically... I have some dates stored as dates in Excel that I want to
convert to text without getting wacky numbers (i.e. I still want them to
display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?

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=TEXT(A1,"mm/dd/yy")

replace the date format (US in my example) to whatever date format you are
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display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?



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How about some examples?
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display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?



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Use the following formula, changing the cell address and date format

=TEXT(A1,"dddd, mmmm d, yyyy")

A1 is the cell with the date
"dddd, mmmm d, yyyy" is the format mask that would produce Friday, September
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So basically... I have some dates stored as dates in Excel that I want to
convert to text without getting wacky numbers (i.e. I still want them to
display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?

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=TEXT(A1,"mm/dd/yyyy")

Assuming you have a date in A1
You can then CopyPasteSpecialValue if you need to remove the formula...

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convert to text without getting wacky numbers (i.e. I still want them to
display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?



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(In xl2000+) try copy and pasting the date range as formatted text:

1. Press Ctrl+C twice, format number as text and click the paste icon.
2. Then undo and paste special as text [only for small ranges <2k].

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So basically... I have some dates stored as dates in Excel that I want to
convert to text without getting wacky numbers (i.e. I still want them to
display as the date, just categorized as text) any ideas?



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