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    I have a spreadsheet that I want to put the date it was created in a cell - quite simply using TODAY() - thats not the problem. I want that to be the date that stays there. Everytime I open the spreadsheet it updates the date to the day I opened it - BUT I want the original date.

    What formula / way can I do this?

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    Use control and ; to put the date in it want change. =today() will change to show the current day

    [ This Message was edited by: Paul B on 2002-02-27 19:31 ]

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    On 2002-02-27 19:24, Anonymous wrote:
    I have a spreadsheet that I want to put the date it was created in a cell - quite simply using TODAY() - thats not the problem. I want that to be the date that stays there. Everytime I open the spreadsheet it updates the date to the day I opened it - BUT I want the original date.

    What formula / way can I do this?

    Thanks

    Simon
    Hi SImon,

    CNTRL and ; will add the date (well, it does on mine)

    I suppose you could then protect that cell if needed


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    If the date should always stay wouldn't you just type the date into the cell?

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    On 2002-02-28 09:26, abrownbear wrote:
    If the date should always stay wouldn't you just type the date into the cell?
    Yeppers, good point : but if you don't know the date you'd fiddle around searching for a newspaper or a calender, of hovver your mouse over the time in the bottom of the right of your screen then type it in

    or just hit CNTRL ; in Excel, the application that's open and running right infront of me when I'm confronted with this "problem".

    I have to add though, I do know today is the 28th of February, but only cos it's payday at last

    yayyyy me !!

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