Formula to convert date to month / year question

bravura

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I used to be able to convert a date to month or year using formula like =Text(A2, "MMMM"), but suddenly i have to change the formula to =Text(A2*29, "MMMM"), otherwise regardless of the date, it will only display January. And i don't yet know how to do the year. Anyone know why this suddenly changed for me and how do I go back to old formula? This began recently as well as i have to keep going back to settings to reset to Automatic calculations.
 

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Joe4

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What exactly is in cell A2?
Can you post some examples?

And tell us what this formula returns:
Excel Formula:
=ISNUMBER(A2)
 

bravura

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i feel like i'm taking crazy pills. i went back and opened the same doc and tried to replicate, but it's working fine now. IDK WTH happened. thanks for your look.
 

Joe4

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You are welcome. Glad you got it sorted.

You mentioned about messing with the Calculation mode. Maybe it was set to Manual or something.
 

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