date conversion

Hi,

I received an excel file, one of the column has a date format like this

1-Fed-2006
10-Aug-2010


How can I convert it back to

2/1/2006
8/10/2010


thx

Szuch
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Tony303Commented:
Highlight the column
Right click and choose Format Cells.

Look at the date options.....is MONTH/Day/YEAR in there?

No.

Look at the custom options at the bottom of the list.

Hope that helps
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
If Tony303's suggestion doesn't work I would suggest that the data is in text so won't be affected by formatting alone.

If so then try using the Text to Column function. This might force excel to recognise the text as a date.

Thanks
Rob H
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