Excel stopped formatting

laqa

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My Excel just stopped formatting cells. Even if I select the column and use the format cells command again it does not work. I tried to select one cell and when I chose "format cells" came a dialog box where I could format the font. I am an university professor and use this command a lot to change dates into numbers to grade students by their task delivery date. Can someone help?
 

laqa

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Issue resolved: Due to change of language in Windows, dates changed from dd/mm/yy yo mm/dd/yy, and 28-5 was not understood as a date, Ithen tried 5-28, and succeeded.
 

Excel Facts

What does custom number format of ;;; mean?
Three semi-colons will hide the value in the cell. Although most people use white font instead.

jasonb75

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I did point that out as a likely cause in post 15!
 
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