Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives, part of Working with Dates and Times in Excel 2010.
If you are entering date and time information into an Excel worksheet, it's probably…best with times to use the slash or possibly the hyphen. They both work the same way.…And depending upon your settings you're likely to get an entry like this.…For example, if it's March 4th, 3/4/2012, simply put in the 12.…When you press Enter you're likely to see a four-digit year and most people…will see a four-digit year. That's the default setting in Excel.…Now on a worksheet-by- worksheet basis you can change that.…
You can change it within a range even.…If you want the standard to be two- digit year, you'll probably want to do…this outside of Excel.…And that means going out into the Control Panel and depending upon your…operating system this might look a little different.…Once you get there, check out the Regional Settings and under Regional Language…check the Date & Time, not under Date & Time here but Region and Language,…Change the date and time or number format.…Most people will not need to do this or want to do this, but if the standard…
- 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
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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