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In Microsoft Excel, when you use the date code (&D) to enter the date in the header or footer of a document, the date appears in the default MM/DD/YY format. The time code (&T) will default to the H:MM AM/PM format.
These date and time formats are based on the date and time settings in the Control Panel both for the Macintosh operating system and for versions 3.0 and later of Microsoft Windows.
If you change the format in the Date and Time settings on the Macintosh, you still have only short dates (5/20/94) and not long dates (May 20, 1994).
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Macro Code to Change the FormatVisual Basic, Applications Edition:
The following macro code places the current date in the footer in the "mmmm d yyyy" format.
Microsoft Excel 4.0 Macro Language: The following macro code places the current date in the footer in the "dd-mm-yy" format.
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 94870 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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