Off topic... Thomas Taylor wrote
Please leave original context in replies. Stripping original content makes it more difficult to track conversations without going back through the entire message thread.
Nope--not at all necessary, and in many cases an indiscriminate lack of trimming makes the post much harder to read. And, in those cases when context can't be followed these threads are always posted to LibreOffice's Nabble based archive. http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Users-f1639498.html You've the option to view thread listed by date-tme, or threaded. Back on topic... Regards Andras and Kaj's exchange--- yes adjusting the "Date acceptance patterns" (Tools -> Options -> Languages:) to include DD/MM/YYYY --if not already present for the local, will without any formula manipulations allow the existing column of text strings to be correctly parsed as date cell formatting. Andras is correct though, the FORMAT CODE on the Format Cells dialog will not have the desired affect, it only controls the display of data correctly cast as date values. Either formula based string conversion as Andras suggests, or adjustments to the Date acceptance patterns that Kaj mentions will work. -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/converting-txt-to-dates-tp4143826p4143925.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted