Excel Date Format Shortcut

Excel Date Format Shortcut. In this video, you will learn how to use a handy excel date shortcut to format dates. This shortcut is going to prove a real lifesaver for you when you are dealing with a set of long range of dates especially in the situations where you are unaware of the format.

You may sometimes come across set of data where the dates may be in a different format according to that particular location and your location may be different and according to that, you might interpret the date in a different manner.

For example, a date that is written as 03/12/2017 can be really confusing. You can interpret it in both ways, i.e., 12th of March or 3rd of December. This is going to really confuse you and while working with Excel, you sometimes are in a time crunch and you really need to figure that thing quickly without changing the actual standard format that is provided.

Use the technique shown in this video and practice as much as you can in case you get stuck, do not hesitate to write a comment in hello and I’ll be happy to help you with handy Excel shortcuts and much more.

Don’t forget to watch the next video in which I will demonstrate how to calculate the sum of times. I hope you are enjoying the Excel learning series and are making good use of it. 

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Excel Learning Series – TOC

  1. Excel 2016 – Basics – Find Sum, Average, Min and Max
  2. Excel 2016 Difference Between Formulas and Functions
  3. Excel 2016 Copy Formulas or Functions
  4. Microsoft Excel Auto Fill
  5. Excel 2016 Manage Views using Freeze Panes
  6. Microsoft Excel – Saving Workbooks
  7. Excel Upper and Lower Text Functions
  8. Excel 2016 – Text Function – Proper
  9. Excel Text Functions – Trim Function
  10. Excel – Text Function Left Function
  11. Excel Text Function – Right Function
  12. Excel Text Functions – MID Function
  13. Excel Concatenate Text Function
  14. Excel Nested Functions
  15. Excel Search Function
  16. Excel – Calculate Age using Date Function Today
  17. Calculate Tenure in Excel with Days Function
  18. Autofill Dates in Excel
  19. Formatting Dates in Excel
  20. Excel Date Format Shortcut
  21. Calculating Sum of Time in Excel
  22. Calculate Expiry Date in Excel 2016 – EDATE
  23. Find Age or Tenure using DATEDIF in Excel 2016
  24. RandBetween – Generate Random Dates in Excel 2016
  25. Excel Weekday Function
  26. Excel WeekNum and ISOWeekNum Functions
  27. Excel Networkdays and Excel Networkdays.INTL
  28. Excel Workday and Workdays INTL Functions
  30. Calculate Time Difference in Excel
  31. Calculate Quarter in Excel
  32. Rounding Day, Hour and Minutes in Excel
  33. Excel Pay Rate and Downtime Cost Calculation
  34. Excel Logical Functions IF, AND, OR
  35. Calculate Bonus in Excel Using IF Function
  36. Excel Learning – SumIF and SumIFS
  37. How to use Excel Count Functions
  38. How to use VLOOKUP in Excel
  39. How to vLookup in a different workbook in Excel
  40. VLookup for Multiple Sheets with Example
  41. Excel Custom Quarters
  42. Vlookup Return Custom Value
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