Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives, part of Excel 2007: Working with Dates and Times.
In Excel, the standard way to type a date entry is with the slash or hyphen.…In either case, the default display will include a slash.…So, for example, if we want to put in May 13th of 2012, we'll simply type it this…way. There's no reason to type a four-digit year, and as we press Enter, we…see the display this way. And a hyphen will work the same way, of course, and here we…see the display same way.…Even though we typed a hyphen, the slash appears.…The default setting throughout Excel, unless you have made a change, is to…display a four-digit year.…
You can either override this on a cell- by-cell basis, range basis or within a…worksheet, or within a workbook, but if you want your standard display from now…on to be a two digit year, as we see, for example, in column D, for some people…that's just fine, what you'll want to do is actually to go outside of Excel into…your operating system.…So, if you go to the Control Panel, and this will vary somewhat by operating…systems, so I'm using Windows 7 here, you want to check out the Regional…
- 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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1. Excel's Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Date/Time Formatting
4. Excel's Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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