Excel Hack

Excel today’s date shortcut

In Excel, you can use keyboard shortcuts to easily enter the current date. Entering the date manually can significantly increase the amount of time you spend working on it. If you frequently enter the current date, use the handy shortcuts I will show you to quickly enter the date. This shortcut does not change the date every time you open the worksheet, like some functions in Excel.

Today’s date shortcut

Windows
Ctrl + ; (semicolon)

Mac
control + ; (semicolon)

Insert today's date

This is how to insert today's date using the shortcut keys.

Total Time: 1 minute

Select a cell

Select a cell

Select the cell in which you want to enter today's date.

Enter today's date

Enter today's date

Press Ctrl + ; (semicolon) to enter today's date.

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