Figure B shows the results.
While the value in A2 displayed correctly, the value in A1 did not. This is because Excel displays the actual date data entered into the cell until it's formatted. Thus, to show the data in A1 as a true date, we need add the TEXT function to change the format to text. When we replace the formula in B1 with
="Today is"&" "&TEXT(A1,"MM/DD/YYYY")we get the results shown in Figure C.
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