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Solved: Excel tip - quick way to insert dates for project management sheets

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by frankieGB, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. frankieGB

    frankieGB Thread Starter

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    I'm sure this a basic one - sorry - but how can I quickly set up project management sheets with say 6 months of 'week commencing' dates across the top columns?

    Thankyou from a chilly but sunny London!
     
  2. -Fabez-

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    Depends which format the dates are in, if they are numerical it will take less work than if they are in string format.
     
  3. bomb #21

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    Insert first date in A1, then select A1:Z1.

    Edit > Fill > Series; Step Value = 7, OK.

    Welcome to the board. :)
     
  4. frankieGB

    frankieGB Thread Starter

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    many thanks - so easy and what a time saver - onwards and sideways eh?!
     
  5. Zack Barresse

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    If you want to avoid the menus altogether, enter the first two in the series, select them, put your cursor over the bottom-right of the selection (your cursor turns into a bold plus sign), click and drag where you want. When done copying, ensure the smart tag does say Fill Series and not Copy Cells (which it should if you had 2 series of cells selected and not just 1).

    HTH
     
  6. jimr381

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    Frankie, can you please mark the post as solved via the "Mark Solved" button at the top of the post?
     
  7. frankieGB

    frankieGB Thread Starter

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    now I've logged in I can now see that SOLVED button
    thanks!:D
     
  8. bomb #21

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    I would've mentioned the right-click & drag, but I still haven't got the hang of this touchpad. :eek: :D
     
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