Copying a Date Down a Long List in Excel

Two techniques make it quick and easy

There are a number of mouse and keyboard shortcuts for copying. But there is one type of copy that can be frustrating. Copying dates can be challenging because, in general, Excel wants to increment them, not copy them. There is a simple technique to instruct Excel to copy a date.

Excel Data and Formula Entry Tips

Speeding up data entry

There are number of shortcuts you can use to speed up your data and formula entry in Excel.

Number keypad

Use the number keypad on the right of the keyboard. This has all the numbers, as well as most of the formula operators (+  * –  /), you need to create formulas. It also has a large Enter key. The numbers are laid out like a calculator and so are easy to use.