Not too long ago, I got an e-mail from a reader who needed to know the keyboard shortcuts for the current date and time in MS Word.
Since these are always handy tidbits to know, I thought it would make a quick and useful wrap-up to the week!
In MS Word:
Alt + Shift + D will insert the current date into your document.
Alt + Shift + T will insert the current time into your document.
And as an extra bit of information, I’d like to offer the following.
In MS PowerPoint:
Either of the above key combinations (Alt + Shift + D or Alt + Shift + T) brings up the Date and Time window where you can choose what’s to be inserted on a PowerPoint slide.
In older versions of PowerPoint you’ll get the Date and Time dialog box:
In newer PowerPoint versions you’ll see the Header and Footer dialog box:
Either way you’re given the option to add the date and/or time to your slide.
In MS Excel:
Ctrl + ; (semicolon) will insert the current date into your worksheet.
Ctrl + Shift + : (colon) will insert the current time into your worksheet.
I’d have to say that no matter which program you work with the most you definitely have the time!