Date Format in Excel 2007

Posted on 2011-10-08
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am trying to use the "Custom" method for formatting a calender date in a cell.  I would like the date to read as:  MAR 14 (the capital letters for the month is what I am after).

In the custom option of the formatting cells area, I enter the following custom string:  MMM DD, however the result is:  Mar 14.  

I have tried to use Copy and Replace Special (values only), and have also tried "Find & Replace" to find "Oct" and replace with "OCT", but nothing works.  

Thanks for any help.
Question by:Duchenne
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    unfortunately, Excel does not offer a custom uppercase format for months. You could use a helper column to display the date, using

    =UPPER(TEXT(A1,"mmm dd"))

    Be aware that this value is text, though. If you need to use the date in calculations, make sure that you refer any calculations to the original date value in column A (in this example). You can hide the column that holds the original date value to keep the spreadsheet clean.

    Cheers, teylyn

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    That did it.  Thanks so much.

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