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Each time I enter 6/1988 in an Excel 2010 cell and press Enter, or select other cell, that entry, 6/1988 changes to Jun-88. I want to keep that entry as 6/1988. Even if I choose general formatting for that cell, or even the column, the entry changes to Jun-88.

How can I prevent it not to change to date format?

Thanks.

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Try putting a single quote in front:

'6/1998

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