How to Add Date in Google Sheets: A Step by Step Guide

Have you ever found yourself wanting to add the date to your Google Sheets but didn't know how to? It's a common issue that many people face, but fortunately, it's an easy fix. In this step by step guide, I'll show you how to add the date to your Google Sheets.

Step 1: Open Your Google Sheet

The first thing you need to do is open your Google Sheet. If you don't have one, create a new one.

Step 2: Select the Cell You Want to Add the Date to

Select the cell you want to add the date to. If you want the date to appear in multiple cells, select all the cells by clicking and dragging.

Step 3: Enter the Date Formula

Here's where the magic happens. In the formula bar, enter the following formula: =TODAY().

This formula will automatically add the current date to the cell you selected. You can also add the time by using the formula =NOW().

Step 4: Format the Date

By default, the date will appear in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. If you want to change this format, select the cell or cells and click on the "Format" option in the top menu. From here, you can select a different date format, such as "DD/MM/YYYY" or "YYYY-MM-DD".

Step 5: Autofill the Date

If you want to autofill the date into other cells, select the cell with the date and hover your cursor over the bottom-right corner of the cell. When the cursor changes to a plus sign, click and drag down as far as you want the date to appear. The date will automatically fill in each cell you drag down to.

Final Thoughts

And there you have it - a quick and easy way to add the date to your Google Sheets. Whether you're using Google Sheets for work or personal use, this simple trick will save you time and hassle.

Remember, the formula for adding the date is =TODAY() and for adding the date and time is =NOW(). Use the "Format" option to change the appearance of the date, and autofill the date using the plus sign in the bottom-right corner of the cell.

Don't let something as simple as adding the date slow you down. With this step by step guide, you'll be a pro in no time!

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