how to convert dates into text  in MS Excel

Posted on 2011-02-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Lets say I have dates on MS Excel, for another project i need all dates cells as text.
So the date cells are currently formatted "custom" as "mmddyy". When I change the format to text it converts the day to a numbers. How would I prevent that? So I want the cell to be formatted as text but showing the date as mmddyy
Question by:awesomejohn19
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assumes your date is in cell C3

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add a column with formula
assuming your date is in a1, then copy down the formula, copy the column, paste special / values and remove the first columns. Now your dates are text as mmddyy.

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