numbers auto date

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mert, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. mert macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How can I create a function that will put in today's date automatically into a table cell? I don't want to manually do it, i need "numbers" to acquire this information automatically from my computer.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #2
    Depending on what you want exactly, there are two possible methods.

    To enter the current date and not have it change the next time you open the file, use Control-; (semicolon). Also, to enter the time instead, use Command-;

    To enter the current date and have it autoupdate each time you open the file (good for templates or invoicing, etc), use the function =TODAY(). If you enter that (and that alone) in a cell, that cell will always display the current date, updating each time you open the file.

    jW
     
  3. mert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you indeed. It worked just as i needed.

    Mert
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I use TextExpander and just love. It has made me much more productive in typing, very quickly.
     

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