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The Best Shortcut to Entering Dates in Excel

If you work with dates in Excel, you know how frustrating it can be to enter them in manually. You have to remember the format (month/day/year or day/month/year), and if you make a mistake, it can be hard to fix. But there's a better way!

The best shortcut for entering dates in Excel is to use the DATE function. With this function, you can enter the date in any format you want, and Excel will automatically convert it to the correct format. For example, if you enter "1/2/3" into a cell, Excel will interpret that as January 2, 2003. Or if you enter "2-3-4", Excel will interpret that as February 3, 2004. You can even enter dates in words, like "January 2, 2003" or "February 3, 2004".

The DATE function is especially useful if you have a lot of dates to enter, or if you receive dates in a format that is different from the one you use in Excel. For example, if you receive a list of dates in the format "mm/dd/yy", you can use the DATE function to convert them to the format "dd/mm/yy" or "yyyy-mm-dd".

To use the DATE function, simply enter the date into a cell, and then use the following formula:

=DATE(year,month,day)

For example, if you want to enter the date January 2, 2003, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(2003,1,2)

You can also use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can even use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can even use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

You can use the DATE function to enter dates in the future or the past. For example, if you want to enter the date one year from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY())+1,MONTH(TODAY()),DAY(TODAY()))

Or if you want to enter the date one month from today, you would use the following formula:

=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+1,DAY(TODAY()))

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