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Pasting Formatted Value Into New Cell, Not Underlying Value

Posted on 2014-03-24
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I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet with a column of dates (example: 02/12/2014). I have formatted that column to reflect the day of the week, (ie. Mon, Tue, ...) I now want to copy the formatted value only and paste it into a new column. I don't want the underlying date to be part of that new column, just the day of the week.

How do I accomplish this?
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Question by:JJENSEN3
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Use Paste special
click on values only
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
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You can use a formula.
=TEXT(A1, "dddd")

where A1 is a cell that contains your formatted (or unformatted, doesn't matter) data.

HTH,
Dan
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by:JJENSEN3
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Using "values only" still leaves the underlying (02/12/2014) as the value in the cell. The display is correct, but I need the value to be the day of the week as well.
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by:Dan Craciun
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@Raheman Mohammed Abdul: in this case, Paste Special->Values will get you the numeric value of the date. Not the day of the week.
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by:JJENSEN3
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Works perfect. Thank you.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Glad I could help!
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