problem copying dates from the web into excel


New Member
Jul 26, 2004

I copy dates from a web page for my report. The dates are in the format: 10/10 on the web page. On my sheet I have formatted them as date with following format: 10-Oct-05.

Most of them automatically add 05 and show in the format I want : 10-Oct-05. Howver not all show up like that - some only show up as 10/10. I have to then add 05 manually in front of them and I get the format I want. If I try to add 05 with a formula then I get this format: 10/10/05. And I cannot get it the format I want no matter what I do. And when I go to format cells, it shows it as type date and exactly as I want it: 10-Oct-05, but the cell still shows it as 10/10/05.

Can someone please give me a solution so I dont have to manually add the 05 for each cell.


Well-known Member
Aug 21, 2005
presume in 10/10 the first is month and second idsdate
then use this fomula
if the first 10 is date andsecond 10 is month use this formula

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