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To datestamp a cell in Excel I use the forumula : =NOW()

The problem is that as I datestamp new cells all other cells which contain the formula NOW() are updated with the new datestamp. Is there a formula I can use which will just datestamp the cell once, and not recompute the date each time ?

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No. Not unless you use VBA – brettdj Apr 8 '13 at 10:30
Copy and paste values is your only option. Formulas will always re-compute – glh Apr 8 '13 at 11:26
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Source Insert a static date or time:

  • Ctrl+; for Date
  • Ctrl+Shift+; for Time
  • both in sequence for Date+Time
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