Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using instant date/time entry, part of Excel 2010: Working with Dates and Times.
For some users they enter the current date throughout the course of a day…frequently, and some users even the current time.…You could enter this information very quickly with a couple of great…keystroke shortcuts.…Suppose we want to put the current date in cell B2. As I am recording this in…mid-July of 2010, Ctrl+;…that's the current date. That's it.…This is also handy if you want to put in, say in a different cell, a nearby date.…Maybe you want to put in the 21st or the 28th or something like that. Ctrl+;…and since I am still editing here change the 0 to 8 and do that, makes it fast.…
Current time, the keystroke shortcut Ctrl+Shift+;.…This will be the standard display.…You can certainly change that.…Depending on whether you might have had a date in here previously you might see…this kind of a display, and so a simple right-click and Format Cells and a…time entry, something like this perhaps, either this variation or the one that shows AM/PM.…In both cases here, what you are doing is saving typing.…
- 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. Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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