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At 18:34 17/03/2014 +0000, Budgie Noname wrote:
One last (I hope) question related to the task in hand. I have some instructions from my accountant concerning the preparation of the file before saving as .csv to import. She says:- "the data in the booking date column must not have the time. So highlight all the cells then right click over them and click on format cells. Click on custom under category and then scroll up the options to find dd/mm/yyyy. Then select that and click OK"

These are written for Excel. At a guess, "custom" might equate to "user defined" but if I select that no options are offered. OTOH if I select "date" I can select dd/mm/yyyy ...

The User-defined category populates as you define new formats. You don't need to select it unless you wish to reuse a format you have previously defined. You can type the code for any format you want in the "Format code" box. The Category will set itself according to whether you are entering something standard or something new. But as you say, the format you require is already there.

... but does that eliminate any time data in the cells and achieve her purpose?

Yes. At least, it suppresses any display of time data - and thus the presence of any such data in what you save to CSV.

Brian Barker

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