Format Cells in The Short Date Number Format in Excel

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This free Excel macro applies the Short Date number format to a selection of cells in Excel. This number format displays the date like this: m/d/yyyy. The date is only in numbers and the month is the first number, day of month the second number, and the year represented in 4 digits is the last number.

This macro is a great piece of vba code to use when you need to format a large section of a worksheet or workbook in the Short Date number format.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Macro to Format Cells in The Short Date Number Format in Excel

Sub Format_Cell_Date_Short()

Selection.NumberFormat = "m/d/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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