moderated Re: Excel and jaws;

Brian K. Lingard


Dear David & List:

Is the column you are entering dates in defined as being a date column?

Microsoft has its own whacky internal date format.

Brian K. Lingard


From: <> On Behalf of David
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 12:08 PM
Subject: Excel and jaws;


Good afternoon all; perhaps someone can help me.  this is from one of my clients.


I wonder if you had a suggestion about a problem, I am having with excel. I have gone through all of the help info with no luck at all. I don’t know if you can help but here it is. Excel does not recognize date formats as numbers only as text. When I enter a date in a date column, I need it to be recognized as a date in order to sort them to put them in order. I have no luck in using the date value or value function getting an error that my formula is wrong. I have gone on the internet and have had no luck with and it isn’t a disability issue for Microsoft accessibility help. Is there something I am missing? Do you have any suggestions ?


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