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Excel 2007: Working with Dates and Times

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

Offers solutions for optimizing the use of dates and times in Excel 2007.
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  1. 1m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      28s
  2. 6m 19s
    1. Understanding how Excel records and stores dates
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding how Excel records and stores times
      2m 4s
  3. 15m 19s
    1. Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives
      5m 19s
    2. Using instant date/time entry
      1m 17s
    3. Using TODAY and NOW functions for dynamic date/time entry
      3m 2s
    4. Using Auto Fill to enter date and time series
      5m 41s
  4. 8m 3s
    1. Exploring keystroke shortcuts
      2m 12s
    2. Formatting time for hours over 24
      3m 4s
    3. Creating custom date formatting
      2m 47s
  5. 18m 51s
    1. EOMONTH and EDATE: Setting ends of months and future/past dates
      4m 7s
    2. DATEDIF: Calculating date differences by year, month, day, and more
      4m 15s
    3. WEEKDAY: Determining the day of the week
      2m 13s
    4. NETWORKDAYS: Calculating working days
      2m 50s
    5. WORKDAY: Calculating an ending date
      2m 9s
    6. DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE: Converting text entries into dates and times
      3m 17s
  6. 21m 34s
    1. Calculating date differences across days, months, and years
      1m 44s
    2. Calculating time differences within and across days
      5m 34s
    3. Calculating fiscal years and quarters
      5m 44s
    4. Rounding time calculations to convenient intervals
      3m 48s
    5. Using times with currency calculations
      2m 44s
    6. Calculating holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc.)
      2m 0s
  7. 15m 30s
    1. Using special date filters with date data
      3m 15s
    2. Using date controls in data validation rules
      5m 30s
    3. Using date functions in data validation rules
      3m 39s
    4. Converting unusually formatted dates into usable data (text to columns)
      3m 6s
  8. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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Excel 2007: Working with Dates and Times
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In Excel 2007: Working with Dates and Times, Dennis Taylor shares his solutions for optimizing the use of dates and times in Excel 2007. This course explains what's going on behind the scenes when Excel stores dates and times, gives tips for entering dates and times, and shows options for date and time formatting. It also demonstrates the various date and time functions and shows how to calculate with dates and times in a range of scenarios. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
  • Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives
  • Using the TODAY and NOW functions
  • Customizing date formats
  • Exploring keyboard shortcuts
  • Formatting time for hours over 24
  • Calculating differences across dates and times
  • Rounding calculations
  • Working with holidays
  • Validating with dates
  • Converting formatted dates to usable data
Subject:
Business
Software:
Excel
Author:

Welcome

Hi! I am Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Excel 2007 Working with Dates and Times. Whether you are using Excel to track order and shipping dates, calculate the age of your inventory, or tabulate the hours worked on a project, you need to understand how Excel stores date and time data. And although occasionally problematic, most of these techniques are pretty easy to use. I will show you the best ways to enter dates and times, including some great shortcuts, how to quickly build date time series, apply date time formatting instantly, and when necessary, create your own custom date formats for optimum readability.

We'll see powerful date functions that determine a day of the week, calculate the number of working days between two dates, and determine future and past target dates. I will also show you the powerful but poorly documented datedif function. We'll look at shortcuts and tips to optimize tricky time calculations and the best techniques for converting dates downloaded from other sources, how to use dates in data validation rules, as well as in filtering. But enough talk. Let's start saving time with Excel 2007.

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