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Automatically Advancing by a Month in Excel

To automatically advance by a month in Excel, you can use the EDATE function. This function returns a date that is a given number of months before or after a start date. For example, if the start date is in January, and you use EDATE to add two months, the return value is in March.

To use the EDATE function:

  1. Select the cell where you want the new date to appear.
  2. Type =EDATE(
  3. Click the cell that contains the start date.
  4. Type a comma (,)
  5. Type the number of months that you want to add or subtract.
  6. ) and press Enter.

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