TODAY Function In Excel
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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel TODAY Function in Excel to get the current date, with formula examples.
TODAY Function Description:
The TODAY Function Returns the current date.
Syntax and Arguments:
The Syntax for the TODAY Formula is:
Function Arguments ( Inputs ):
=Today() returns today’s date.
The result of the TODAY Function may appear as a serial number. Change the cell Number Formatting to Short Date to display the serial number as a date:
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How to use the TODAY Function in Excel:
To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=TODAY(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
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