Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Calculating holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc.), part of Working with Dates and Times in Excel 2010.
If you deal with data that requires long-range calculations, you may need to…know that date of certain holidays in certain years.…You probably do know the Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving all occur on…a certain day of the week.…Memorial Day and Labor Day are always on Monday, Thanksgiving on Thursday.…Armed with that knowledge you can come up with formulas that will allow you to…calculate those dates based on any year that you provide.…To make this more visible, I am here on the Formulas tab here.…I am going to click the button for Showing Formulas.…
I don't want to go into a huge explanation here, but just point out a couple of things.…First of all, feel free to use any of these on your own to calculate these kinds of holidays.…If you look closely here and there, you'll begin to sort of understand perhaps.…I don't think everybody really needs to understand these in detail, but a common…thread in these is that the particular day of the week, for example, Memorial…Day and Labor Day the number two appears in here.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
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Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniqueswith Dennis Taylor3h 2m Intermediate
1. Excel's Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Date/Time Formatting
4. Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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