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In a moment, you will learn all these and a few more date entering techniques.
If you are curious to know how Excel stores dates and times, please check out part 1 of this tutorial - Excel date format.
And the second IF is a circular formula that makes the NOW function return the current day and time if C2 doesn't have a value in it already, thus saving all existing time stamps.
There are some date patterns, however, that are rare and occur only a few times in a century.
If Excel has failed to recognize your input as a date and you see it left-justified in a cell, try inserting a date in some other format close to your default short or long date formats.
These formats are marked with an asterisk (*) in the Note.
If this does not help, please check other Excel date format troubleshooting tips.
In Microsoft Excel, you can input the current date and time either as a static or dynamic value. Timestamping is entering a "static date" that won't change with the course of time or when the spreadsheet is recalculated.
If a date you've entered displays as a number of pound signs (#####) in a cell, most likely the cell is not wide enough to fit the entire date.