Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Create your own customized date and time formats, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] Excel has any number…of different date formats,…and on this worksheet, in columns A through D,…we're seeing the same date displayed four different ways.…Column A has the full expanded date display,…with the day of the week spelled out,…the month spelled out, day, and four digit year.…Column B, see a variation here, column C,…the main difference in these two…is we see leading zeros in column C…for those months before October…and those days before the 10th.…And in column D a more compact version…that only uses two digit years.…
We can change these anytime we want.…You could also have a situation…where maybe the dates that you're recording here…are all within the same year,…you might not want to display even the year.…So let's imagine we want to change, for example,…what's in column B.…We can easily go into format cells…by right clicking the selection,…or simply pressing Ctrl + 1, either way.…If we right click, choose format cells,…takes us to the format cells dialog box,…we want to be sure to be on the number tab,…
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