excel - last month function?

the =today() function when formatted as "mmmm" shows 'February' but how would you do te same thing so it would show the previous month? 'January' for example.  But just so if it was 02/02/2003 it would just change the month not the day or year..?

please help, thanks!
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bulletheadCommented:
=MONTH(TODAY())-1

shoulud do it
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
=TEXT(DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,1),"mmmm")

should do it to get it as text

or

DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,1)

as a date which you can format as mmmm

hth

Steve
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
(crossposted again!!)
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