Auto Cell Format Change from General to Custom Date



Upon opening a new workseet all cells are formatted as General. However as
an example when entering a range of page numbers such as "1-25", the cell
format automatically changes to Custom Date and the "1-25" is then displayed
as the date Jan 25. How do I keep this from happening?



Dave Peterson

Preformat the cell as Text (format|cells|number tab in xl2003 menus) then do the
data entry.

or start your entry with an apostrophe: '1-25

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