How to add a timestamp to an Excel record

Like many Excel tasks, there’s an easy way and a better way to enter a timestamp for your records. Learn about both in this article.

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Many apps use a timestamp to determine when a record is entered or a project is completed. They’re common and useful when you need to know when something happens. There are a few ways to get the job done, but be careful. There’s an easy way, a bad way, and then an automated way. In this article, we’ll review all three and you can decide whether to use the easy way or to automate. You’ll also learn why you don’t want to use the bad way—a method that, off the top of your head probably sounds workable, but isn’t.

SEE: 69 Excel tips every user should master (TechRepublic)

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