Microsoft Excel 2002 and 2003’s Smart Tag feature makes it
easy to insert a series of dates into a worksheet. For example, suppose you
want to keep track of the total daily donations that come into your
organization during the work week. You can generate a series of dates that
includes weekdays only by following these steps:
the beginning date of 10/3/05 in Cell B3.
B3’s Fill handle while pressing the right mouse button to B50.
the Smart Tag and select Fill Weekdays.
You can also use Autofill to
generate a series of dates for entering total donations on a monthly basis—just
choose Fill Months after clicking the Smart Tag.
To track donations on a weekly basis, say every Friday,
follow these steps:
the date of the first Friday of the month (e.g., 10/7/05) into cell B3.
the formula =B3+7 into B4.
B4’s Fill handle down to B50.
You’ll be amazed by how much time (and work) Autofill will save you over the course of a month.
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