Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times

with Dennis Taylor
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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


- [Voiceover] 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 dates, 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 data formats for optimum readability. We'll see powerful date functions that determine the 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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