Change Excel cell format date type examples ("14-Mar-01")



Formatting:
A detail which makes the response to the user "not exact/unique":
Take the following path in any cell: Format / Number / Date / Type
Say you have a “single digit” date; example: 3-May-05.
Choose the first of two : “14-Mar-01” what will the format be?
Choose the second, identical: “14-Mar-01”, what will the format be?
50%-50% chance one of them will give you a leading zero, the other will
suppress the zero. The user finds out after he executes the formatting, not
before.

Shouldn’t we use more explicit examples such as: “ 4-Mar-01” and
“04-Mar-01” ?


----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=f721921c-b997-433f-9d00-1d8a16af5ce7&dg=microsoft.public.excel.setup
.