Problem with dates after conversion

I converted a large Lotus 123 document into excel, now whatever date I enter 
returns a 1/00/00 date, in whatever format I choose..Jan 0 1900..1-0-00 etc. 
the correct date is displayed up on the F line but in my sheet is says Jan 
zero of the year 1900...It has successfully driven me nuts.
 Help please...
3/9/2006 5:41:27 PM
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Go to the Tools menu, choose Options then the Transition tab. 
Uncheck "Transition Formula Evaluation" and "Transition Formula 
Entry". When Entry is checked, Excel will treat 3/9/2005 not as a 
date but as division, and the result is less that zero, hence 
when formatted as a date, you get 0-Jan-1900.

Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC

"John Kleinbohl" <> wrote in message
>I converted a large Lotus 123 document into excel, now whatever 
>date I enter
> returns a 1/00/00 date, in whatever format I choose..Jan 0 
> 1900..1-0-00 etc.
> the correct date is displayed up on the F line but in my sheet 
> is says Jan
> zero of the year 1900...It has successfully driven me nuts.
> Help please... 

chip1 (1821)
3/9/2006 5:44:38 PM
Format one of the date cells as general and then as number, and see
what is shown - can you relate this cell back to what was shown in the
Lotus file?

Post back with some examples.


pashurst (2576)
3/9/2006 5:49:48 PM

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