# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Do I have to pay for a solution ? I just wasted time with another help desk that asked for \$46 for an answer. If that is the case, thanks anyway.
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Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:31
Hi there
User 27/03/2018 - 06:34
I am trying to change the dates in a column to show: today's date and current time. This info should be static and the cell. l should populate as I tab over it. HELP
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:35
I really apologize regarding the payment that was asked to you, we are investigating on that
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:36
Sure, i will help you with this issue in excel
User 27/03/2018 - 06:36
It was not your website. It was another website. I am just looking for free online help. Can you help ?
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:37
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:37
Can you share me a sample worksheet
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:37
So that we both can have a better evaluation to the issue
User 27/03/2018 - 06:37
I cannot. It is proprietary to the company.
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:38
okay will give you the for formula for todays date and time in excel, will that be good
User 27/03/2018 - 06:38
OK
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:38
So the formula is =NOW()
User 27/03/2018 - 06:39
The bracket is for ??
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:39
just copy it to any of the cell and you will get todays Date and time
User 27/03/2018 - 06:39
Will it stay static (unchanging from day to day) ??
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:39
yes the whole thing you have to copy =NOW()
User 27/03/2018 - 06:40
Thank you sooooooo much - you have saved me a lot of time. I will put you in speed dial for the future.
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:41
well after getting the date and time you can paste it as values to make it static
User 27/03/2018 - 06:41
How do I do that ?
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:41
Okay,
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:42
so to do that
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:43
just copy the date and time by pressing ctrl+C
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:43
and then press Alt + E+S+V
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:43
simultaneously One by one
User 27/03/2018 - 06:44
And this will allow me to tab over the cell and the current info will populate the cell ?
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:45
yes it can be redone
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:45
just paste the formula again there
User 27/03/2018 - 06:46
OK - I will try it. If I get in trouble, how do I fix it ?
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:46
there wont be any major trouble, with this formula
User 27/03/2018 - 06:47
I love your confidence - thanks again !! Signing off.
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:47
so dont worry, this is the best formula i have shared with you
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:47
Please do a valuable rating for me
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:47
that will help me a lot
User 27/03/2018 - 06:47
where is that ?
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:47
:)
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:47
you will get the options when you exit the session
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:48
Thanks for being in Got it Pro!
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:48
Have a nice day!
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:48
After pressing the end session button, you will get the options :)
Excelchat Expert 27/03/2018 - 06:49
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