moderated Re: Strange Excel Issue Regarding Date formatting

Tom Behler


Your analysis was right on.

I did control 1, and found that the date had somehow been switched to custom
format, whatever that means.

I switched it back to "date format", and now, all is well.

How things got switched to custom is a true mystery to me.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Strange Excel Issue Regarding Date formatting

Tom, I'm no expert using Excel, but when you're on the cell, if you press
control+1 and then press tab, what is the formatting set to? is it different
from cells that don't muck with the date as you want it displayed?

when that happens to me, the first thing to check is the formatting.
-------- Original Message --------
From: Tom Behler []
To: jfw list <>
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7:46 PM
Subject: Strange Excel Issue Regarding Date formatting Hello, everyone.

I am working on an Excel spreadsheet report for an organization, and have
encountered a very strange problem.

Typically, when I enter a date into the first column of a given row, I put
7/08/2020 as an example.  Jaws reads this correctly, and life is good.

However, this evening, for some reason, when I enter 7/08/2020, the column
entry reads 8Jul.

I have no idea why this is happening, or what I might have done to change
the date formatting.

Any help to get things back to normal here would be appreciated.


Tom Behler

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