Setting the default date format in Excel 2013

Hi, I'd like to set the default date format for all Excel files to be dd/mm/yy.  When I type in a date it (eg 24/9) it displays as 24-Sep. 

My regional settings are English (United Kingdom) and the location is UK.  The short date is set to dd/mm/yyyy.

I know I can change this per cell/group of cells, but I'd like to change it so the default for all new sheets is dd/mm/yy

 

TIA,  Ben.

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When you type 24/9 or 24 sep or 24sep, then excel assumes that user wants to appear date as d/mmm so by default it convert it in custom format.
But in formula bar you will observe that its showing it as 24/9/2013 or 24/9/13 depend on what settings are in control panel.

So default is dd/mm/yyyy only, as you are typing half date, its taking in that way. For changing the format of dates in whole sheet/workbook you may do it by Ctrl+H (control and replace).

In Find, you may give the formatting d/mmm which you may also select from a cell and in replace you may give dd/mm/yyyy, this also can be selected from a cell.
Then replace all.
Vijay

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