How to Insert a Static Date in Excel

How to Insert a Static Date in Excel. A static date is a date that never updates. A static date can easily be inserted into a Microsoft Excel 2007 spreadsheet. This static date can be inputted so you can record the current date or make any other note of a certain date that you don't want to be updated.

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Open Microsoft Excel 2007, and start a new spreadsheet that you would like to insert a static date into or open an existing spreadsheet from your files into which you want to insert a static date.

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Click to select the cell to which you want to insert the static date. The cell will then be surrounded by a thick, black outline indicating it is ready for you to insert the static date into it.

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Use your keyboard to enter the shortcut of "CTRL" + ";" into the selected cell. Both the "CTRL" key and the semicolon key must be pressed at the same time. This keyboard shortcut will tell Excel to enter a static date into the selected cell.

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Watch as the current date appears in the selected cell. This date will remain static, not being updated at any time during the life of the spreadsheet.

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Utilize the procedure that is outlined above to insert the static date into any other cells in the spreadsheet where you would like to display a static date.