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    Hi.. We received a spreadsheet that has columns of dates in the 020311 format, and I would like to change them to the 03/11/02 or 03/11/2002 format. soo frustrated - please help me!!
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    Holly

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    On 2002-03-12 05:53, Anonymous wrote:
    Hi.. We received a spreadsheet that has columns of dates in the 020311 format, and I would like to change them to the 03/11/02 or 03/11/2002 format. soo frustrated - please help me!!
    Thanks,
    Holly
    In an adjacent column put this formula (assumes your 020311 is in cell A1):

    =DATE(LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,3,2),RIGHT(A1,2))

    This will create a date that you can copy and Paste|Special|Values over-writing your original data.

    Hope this helps you out
    Barrie Davidson

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