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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 it in? 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. Moreover, if you have blank cells in date format, you can also use the utility to quickly fill the cells with dates.


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 cell in date format to show the calendar icon  right to the date cell.
(2) Click the calendar icon  to show the drop-down calendar.
(3) Select a date in the drop-down calendar, and click the tick icon to fill in the selected date immediately.


1. After you select a new date in the drop-down calendar, the date will populate in the original cell. You can click to withdraw and close the drop-down calendar.

2. The calendar icon only appears when you select a cell in date format.

3. The Date Picker feature supports undo (Ctrl + Z).

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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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