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I recently updated Numbers to 3.2.

I want to be able to put a date in a cell numerically (8-22-14) and then have it show up with the month name, day, and year (August 22, 2014) without having to do a formula. I do not need the time.

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  • Click the Format button in the upper right
  • Select the "Cell" tab
  • Under Data Format select "Date & Time"
  • Under Date select your prefered format.

You should be able to enter a date in these newly formatted cells any format (like 8-22-14) and it should change to your selected format.

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  • This doesn't actually work for me. I paste a date in from a properly-formatted cell, and it says "automatic" in the format. When I set it to date & time, it just changes it back to automatic when I leave and reenter the cell. – Almo May 8 '16 at 18:21

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