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Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

Learn how to format and calculate dates and times in Excel 2013.
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  1. 1m 20s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 6m 41s
    1. How Excel records and stores dates
      4m 27s
    2. How Excel records and stores times
      2m 14s
  3. 17m 5s
    1. Standard date- and time-entry options and acceptable alternatives
      5m 43s
    2. Instant date and time entry
      1m 28s
    3. Using TODAY and NOW functions for dynamic date and time entry
      3m 7s
    4. Using AutoFill to enter a date or time series rapidly
      6m 47s
  4. 11m 35s
    1. Standard date and time formats
      2m 50s
    2. Custom date formatting
      3m 9s
    3. Keystroke shortcuts
      2m 3s
    4. Time formatting for hours over 24
      3m 33s
  5. 21m 3s
    1. EOMONTH and EDATE: End of months and future/past dates
      3m 48s
    2. DATEDIF: Date differences by year, month, day, and more
      5m 29s
    3. WEEKDAY: Day-of-week determination
      1m 24s
    4. Calculating week numbers with WEEKNUM and ISOWEEKNUM
      2m 25s
    5. NETWORKDAYS: Calculate working days
      2m 47s
    6. WORKDAY: Calculate ending date
      2m 51s
    7. DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE: Convert text entries into dates and times
      2m 19s
  6. 24m 17s
    1. Calculating date differences with formulas and the DAYS function
      1m 47s
    2. Calculating time differences within and between days
      2m 49s
    3. Calculating fiscal years and quarters
      4m 58s
    4. Calculating the first or last day of the last, current, or future month
      3m 48s
    5. Calculating holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc.)
      3m 26s
    6. Rounding time calculations to convenient intervals
      4m 36s
    7. Using times with currency calculations
      2m 53s
  7. 13m 13s
    1. Using special date filters with date data: Advanced data filter applications
      5m 36s
    2. Using date and time controls and functions in data validation rules
      5m 34s
    3. Converting unusually formatted dates into usable data: Text to columns
      2m 3s
  8. 24s
    1. Next steps

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Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times
Video duration: 0s 1h 35m Intermediate


Most Excel users incorporate dates and times in their spreadsheets, but getting them to show up the way you want can be difficult. Excel expert Dennis Taylor shares his solutions for formatting and calculating dates and times in Excel 2013. This one-hour course explains what's going on behind the scenes when Excel stores dates and times, gives tips for entering them, and teaches the 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.

Topics include:
  • Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
  • Looking at standard date and time entry options and acceptable alternatives
  • Using the TODAY and NOW functions
  • Customizing date formats
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Formatting time for hours over 24
  • Calculating differences across dates and times
  • Calculating the day of the week
  • Working with holidays
  • Validating dates
  • Converting formatted dates to usable data
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Hi. I'm Dennis Taylor. And, welcome to Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times. Whether you're using Excel to track order and shipping days, calculate the age of your inventory, or tabulate hours worked on a project. You need to understand how Excel stores date and time data. I'll show you the best ways to enter dates and times, how to quickly build date time series, and create your own custom date formats for optimum readability.

We'll see powerful date functions that determine a day of the week, calculate working days between two dates, and determine future and past target dates. 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 and data validation rules, as well as in-filtering. But enough talk, let's start saving time with Excel 2013.

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