Need to enter today's date or time in your data? Learn simple keystroke shortcuts for doing just that.
- [Instructor] In the Chapter 2 file,…the second worksheet is called Instant Date/Time Entry.…And anytime you need to type today's date,…and some people do this a lot during the course of the day.…Don't do it anymore.…Simply press Ctrl + ;…And at the time of this recording,…it's May 8th of 2017.…And by the way, sometimes you'll see this…in notes or in a help system.…It might be displayed the way we see it here in cell A2,…Ctrl plus that actual symbol.…Sometimes you'll see it displayed this way.…Of course that means the same thing.…Ctrl + ;…Like a lot of keystroke shortcuts,…you would never know or guess that.…
This is not putting in a formula.…It's just a shortcut for typing.…Sometimes I'll use this…even though I want to put in a different date,…but it might be a nearby date.…If I want to put in May 3rd, for example,…I might press Ctrl + ;…I'm in edit mode.…I'll slide across the eight, put in a three, and enter.…That possibly is faster than typing it.…Occasionally you might want to enter the current time.…I'll click in cell E2 and press Ctrl + Shift + ;…
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- How Excel records and stores dates
- Using standard date/time entries and acceptable alternatives
- Formatting dates and times
- Creating standard date/time formats
- Working with dates and times in functions
- Calculating with dates and times
- Using dates/times with Excel commands
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding the Excel Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Formatting Dates and Times
4. Working with Dates and Times in Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates/Times with Excel Commands
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