Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Instant date and time entry, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
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…Many Excel users throughout the day type the…current date or the current time, perhaps less so.…But instead of typing these entries, there are two great shortcuts.…Ctrl+; I'm going to press it right now, at…the time of recording, its February 3rd 2014.…Now I depicted this twice up here because sometimes…you might forget this, many excel books, not all…of them will depict this shortcut either the way we see it here in A2 or in A3.…Control, hold down the Ctrl key and press semicolon, current date.…
If I did this tomorrow it would be 2/4/2014 and so on.…If you want to enter the current time, it's Ctrl+Shift+;…and at the time of this recording it's 10:42 AM.…Neither of these entries will change unless you change the entry itself.…You can type over and do something different with it but it is not…in any way going to change unless you change the content of that cell.…I sometime use this one when I want to put in a near by date.…Suppose I want to put in the 13th or something like that.…
Instead of typing 2/13/14, I might just press Ctr+l; and then click right…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Excel Date and Time Systems
2. Creating Date and Time Entries
Instant date and time entry1m 28s
3. Date and Time Formatting
4. Date and Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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