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I have the following formula:

 =D56&" "&"("&D57&" Days"&")"

D56 has a date within the cell. I want to format the date like 5/5/2011 but I'm not sure how to do it.

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=TEXT(D56,"mm/dd/yyyy") & " " & "(" & D57 & " Days" & ")"
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Right click cell, choose format cells, choose number tab -> date and then choose the appropriate date format to the right.

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