Date in data is changing to Jan in chart Excel 07


L

LisaK

I have a row of dates: Dec-96, Dec-97, Dec 98, and so on up to Dec-08. The
date in the first cell is typed in as 12/15/96, but formatted to show Dec-96.
The rest of the cells are a foumula: =cell+365, the cell value is relative.
When we create a chart, they become Jan. I tried changing the first
underlying date to 12/1/96, which worked sometimes but not everytime I
created a chart, and it didn't work for the end user at all. I've never run
into this before. We have recently migrated to Office 07.
 
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J

Jon Peltier

If the values are not recognized as dates, or if the chart doesn't know the
dates should be used as X values, then you might be looking at how counting
numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) look in date format. 1 = 1 Jan 1900, 2 = 2 Jan 1900,
etc.

- Jon
 
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S

Shane Devenshire

Hi,

try this, suppose your first date is in A1 then in A2 enter the following
formula:

=EDATE(A1,12)

This will return the same date a year (12 months) into the future.

I don't see what adding 365 or better yet 365.25 doesn't work but...
 

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