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How to quickly insert timestamp in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-11-13

When you are creating an invoice or schedule in Excel, you may want to insert the current date or the current time, and this date and time just only a timestamp which will not be changed. We all know the formulas =TODAY() and =NOW() will insert the current date and time, but the problem is that the date and time will be updated automatically when you refresh the current worksheet. Here I introduce the easy shortcuts which can help you quickly insert current timestamp in Excel.

Insert current timestamp with shortcut keys


arrow blue right bubble Insert current timestamp with shortcut keys

To insert current timestamp, you can use the shortcuts -- Ctrl + ; and Ctrl + Shift +:.

Press Ctrl + ; to insert current date :
doc insert timestamp 1

Press Ctrl + Shift + : to insert current time timestamp:
doc insert timestamp 2


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