#### date #4

```Hi All
I live in South Africa, and I have an interesting problem that persists
in
Excel 2003 and 2007.
=TEXT(NOW(),"dd mmm yyyy") returns 15 Dec 2006
=month(now()) returns 12
=text(month(now()),"MMMM") returns January
=year(now()) returns 2006
=text(year(now()),"yyyy") returns 1905
Why would this be?
Thanks
Chris

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```Chris,

=text(month(now()),"MMMM")

should be

=text(now(),"MMMM")

and

=text(year(now()),"yyyy")

should be

=text(now(),"yyyy")
or just
=year(now())

Otherwise, you are calcing the month of the 12th day after 12/31/1899, or the year of the 2,006th
day after 12/31/1899.  That is just how dates work in Excel.

HTH,
Bernie
MS Excel MVP

"chris lane" <chris.1.lane@gmail.com> wrote in message
> Hi All
> I live in South Africa, and I have an interesting problem that persists
> in
> Excel 2003 and 2007.
> =TEXT(NOW(),"dd mmm yyyy") returns 15 Dec 2006
> =month(now()) returns 12
> =text(month(now()),"MMMM") returns January
> =year(now()) returns 2006
> =text(year(now()),"yyyy") returns 1905
> Why would this be?
> Thanks
> Chris
>

```
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Bernie
12/15/2006 6:15:41 PM
```
Thanks very much, Bernie

Bernie Deitrick wrote:
> Chris,
>
> =text(month(now()),"MMMM")
>
> should be
>
> =text(now(),"MMMM")
>
> and
>
>  =text(year(now()),"yyyy")
>
> should be
>
>  =text(now(),"yyyy")
> or just
>  =year(now())
>
> Otherwise, you are calcing the month of the 12th day after 12/31/1899, or the year of the 2,006th
> day after 12/31/1899.  That is just how dates work in Excel.
>
> HTH,
> Bernie
> MS Excel MVP
>
>
> "chris lane" <chris.1.lane@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > Hi All
> > I live in South Africa, and I have an interesting problem that persists
> > in
> > Excel 2003 and 2007.
> > =TEXT(NOW(),"dd mmm yyyy") returns 15 Dec 2006
> > =month(now()) returns 12
> > =text(month(now()),"MMMM") returns January
> > =year(now()) returns 2006
> > =text(year(now()),"yyyy") returns 1905
> > Why would this be?
> > Thanks
> > Chris
> >

```
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12/15/2006 6:51:33 PM

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