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Modifying Default Year for Dates in Excel

When working with dates in Excel, you may find yourself needing to modify the default year for dates. This can be done by changing the way that the date is entered into Excel. For example, if you want to change the year for a date from 2015 to 2016, you would enter the date as 1/1/16. This would change the year for that date to 2016. You can also use a four-digit year when entering dates into Excel. For example, if you want to change the year for a date from 2015 to 2016, you would enter the date as 2016/01/01. This would also change the year for that date to 2016.

You can also use the DATE function in Excel to change the year for a date. The DATE function takes three arguments: year, month, and day. For example, if you want to change the year for a date from 2015 to 2016, you would use the following formula: =DATE(2016,1,1). This would change the year for that date to 2016.

If you have a lot of dates that need to have their years changed, you can use a macro to automate this process. The following macro will change the year for all dates in column A from 2015 to 2016:

Sub ChangeYear()
For Each cell In Range("A:A")
    cell.Value = Year(cell.Value) + 1
Next cell
End Sub

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