Format Cells in The Long Date Number Format in Excel

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This free Excel macro formats a selection of cells in the Long Date number format in Excel. The Long Date number format displays the day of week, the month, the day of month, and the year. This Excel macro is a great way to quickly add this number format to a large number of cells in Excel.

This macro will add the Long Date number format to cells in Excel.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Macro to Format Cells in The Long Date Format in Excel

Sub Format_Cell_Date_Long()

Selection.NumberFormat = "[$-F800]dddd, mmmm dd, yyyy"

End Sub




How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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