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Quickly enable date picker (drop down calendar) for date cells in Excel

In general, you can type in a new date to overwrite the existing one in Excel easily. However, how could you quickly figure out the last Thursday of the current month and type in it? Here, Kutools for Excel released the Date Picker feature to show a drop-down calendar beside the currently selected date cell, so that you can quickly find out the last Thursday of the current month, and click it to overwrite the original date at ease.

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This section will guide you to enable and use the date picker in Excel.

1. Click Kutools > Content > Enabled Date Picker to turn on the Date Picker feature.

2. Then you can apply the Date Picker feature as follows:
(1) Select a date cell to show the calendar icon  right to the date cell.
(2) Click the calendar icon  to show the drop-down calendar.
(3) Click a date in the drop-down calendar to replace the original date immediately.

Tips: In the drop-down calendar, you can click  to recover the original date.

3. Click  to close the drop-down calendar.


1. The Date Picker feature supports undo. If you did not undo in the drop-down calendar, you can also click  or press Ctrl + Z to recover the original date.

2. The Date Picker feature only works on cells with date. Blank cells and other value cells will be skipped automatically.

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Lorsque que j'active le sélecteur de date, aucun icones apparaît...
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Hi there,

After you enable the date picker, you should select a cell that is formatted as date and contains a date. Then the icon could appear, so that you can easily pick another date.

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So to use a date picker, I need to first input a date instead of just selecting one from the calendar?
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Hi there,

For the current version, yes.
But we are working on the feature now, so that the date picker can pop up as long as the cell is formatted as date in the future versions. 🙂

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