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10 Excel Quick Tips
Part nine of a ten-part series of blogs

Some tasks in Excel always seem to take longer than they should - if only you knew a bunch of quick shortcuts to speed up the simple things. Read on to see how much time you could save!

  1. Excel Quick Tip #1 - Copying a Formula
  2. Excel Quick Tip #2 - Putting Dollar Signs in a Formula
  3. Excel Quick Tip #3 - Adding Totals to Columns
  4. Excel Quick Tip #4 - Selecting a Table
  5. Excel Quick Tip #5 - Sorting a List
  6. Excel Quick Tip #6 - Creating Range Names
  7. Excel Quick Tip #7 - Creating a Chart
  8. Excel Quick Tip #8 - Copying a Worksheet
  9. Excel Quick Tip #9 - Entering Today's Date (this blog)
  10. Excel Quick Tip #10 - Copying Days and Months

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 December 2011

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Excel Quick Tip #9 - Entering Today's Date

The most common date entered into Excel is today's date.  Luckily there's a keyboard shortcut for doing this.

  1. Select the cell you want the date to appear in.
Selecting a cell

An important expenses claim being entered today.

  1. Press CTRL + ;.
Today entered

A quick and simple way to avoid having to type the same date again and again.

You can also press CTRL + SHIFT + ; to enter the current time.

You can see this technique in action in this short video.

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