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Sheelos
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Date format in cell Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have a particular cell in a spreadsheet which no matter how I format it, enters a date value when you type in the number "2" any other number works fine, when I type 2 it autocompletes with a date then when I hit enter it converts the date into a number (38590 to be exact)

the locale settings look ok and I tried disabling all the auto correct features but nothing seems to work.

suggestions anyone?
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jrkrideau
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: Date format in cell Reply with quote

Sheelos wrote:
Hi all,

I have a particular cell in a spreadsheet which no matter how I format it, enters a date value when you type in the number "2" any other number works fine, when I type 2 it autocompletes with a date then when I hit enter it converts the date into a number (38590 to be exact)

the locale settings look ok and I tried disabling all the auto correct features but nothing seems to work.

suggestions anyone?


Better you than me Smile How about a brute force approach? Delete the cell and insert a new one. It might work.
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DiGro
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Select the cell

Choose Format > Cellformat on the Numbers tab select Text under Category
should do the trick

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