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Insert current time

Windows shortcut 
Mac shortcut 

This shortcut will insert the current time as a fixed value; it will not change.

Note: In Mac 2016, Control + Shift + : stopped working to insert a time. The current shortcut on a Mac is Command + ;

Related videos

The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.
In this video we look at several options to enter a current date and time in a worksheet.
In this video, we show useful shortcuts for entering the current date and time.
In this lesson, we cover shortcuts you can use to to enter data in one or more cells at a time. Knowing these tips can really speed up editing in Excel.

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