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Old March 18th 07, 10:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Fred Smith Fred Smith is offline
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Default NOW() function that is un-changing

Ctrl-; will enter the date.
Ctrl-: will enter the time.

If you want both, you have three options.

1. Use =Now(), but after it's entered, Copy it and Paste SpecialValues
2. Enter Ctrl-; in one cell, Ctrl-: in another, then add them together.
3. Record a macro which will insert the =Now() value in the selected cell.

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Fred


"Cheese" wrote in message
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Is there a =NOW() type of function that records the "now" time of when I
first enter it and doesn't update to the current date/time?

I'm trying to create a date/time log of certain events that displays the
date and time in hh:mm:ss - I only need to be accurate within a few seconds,
but the point is that =NOW() wouldn't work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.