Formatting dates in the Format Cells dialog box
The date can be formatted in many different ways in Excel XP. Here are a few ways it can appear:
October 6, 2003
To format the appearance of a date in a cell:
- Select a cell or range of cells.
- Choose FormatCells from the menu bar.
- The Format Cells dialog box opens.
- Click the Number tab.
- Click Date in the Category drop-down list.
- Select the desired date format from the Type drop-down list.
- Click OK.