This tutorial demonstrates various ways of entering dates in Excel.

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Luckily, Able Bits Random Generator for Excel does :) You simply select a range of cells where you want to autofill dates in a random order, and switch to the Random Generator's pane where you specify: button, and have the selected range populated with random dates.

Apart from dates, the Random Generator add-in can auto fill your worksheets with numbers, Boolean vales and custom lists.

If Excel has failed to recognize your input as a date and you see it left-justified in a cell, try inserting a date in some other format close to your default short or long date formats.

These formats are marked with an asterisk (*) in the Note.

If this does not help, please check other Excel date format troubleshooting tips.

In Microsoft Excel, you can input the current date and time either as a static or dynamic value. Timestamping is entering a "static date" that won't change with the course of time or when the spreadsheet is recalculated.The TODAY function can be used adding the current date to a worksheet as shown in row two of the image above and in date calculations -- rows three to seven above.The function, however, is one of Excel's volatile functions which means that it usually updates itself every time a worksheet containing the function is recalculated.There are several ways to add dates in Excel depending on what exactly you want to do.For example, do you want to enter a today's date in some report or invoice?Or, perhaps you want to insert a date in Excel that will update automatically and always display the current date and time?