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  1. Hey Linto,

    There seems to be no "get previous month" function in OpenOffice (and I don't have MS Office installed right now), so I came up with this formula which seems to work:


    It gives you the first day of the previous month of a date in field a1. To get the length of that previous month, just use the same formulas from this post on the date you have thus obtained.

  2. I want to get result by giving name of month like "January", "February" etc. instead of given date in cell B3. Is it possible? if yes, anybody please help me soon. Thanks

  3. No need or such a "long" formula.

    In B2 type: =DAY(EOMONTH(B3,0))

    Michael Avidan
    “Microsoft®” MVP – Excel

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