This guide explains how you can enter the current date and time in the LibreOffice Calc worksheet.
And it’s very easy.
Enter Current Date
You can use
TODAY() function to enter today’s date. This function doesn’t take any argument. You can enter it to any cell to show the current date.
Remember, whenever you open the Calc spreadsheet, the date is updated with the current date.
Enter Current Time
To enter the current time, use the
TODAY() function both. Like the
NOW() also updates whenever the Calc sheet is recalculated. LibreOffice Calc sheet is recalculated almost every time you perform any activity – typing, saving, opening, etc. If you want to manually update, press F9.
If you enter only
NOW() it will give you the date and time together. The date format should be based on LibreOffice profile, country – language settings. Same for the time as well.
To get the current time, use
NOW() - TODAY() as a formaula as below.
But as you can see, it is a decimal number because LibreOffice Calc represents time as a number between 0 and 1. To convert it to a time, you have to apply a time format. Learn more about formatting cells.
Static Date and Time with Keyboard Shortcut
To enter a current date as a static date, press
CTRL+; (semicolon). It will insert today’s date as a static value in the corresponding cell.
Similarly, to enter the current time as a static value, press
To enter the current date and time both as a static value, from the keyboard, press CTRL+; then press enter; Press F2 to edit the cell, then give a space and press CTRL+SHIFT+;
I hope this guide helped you to understand the current date and time, including its static value in the LibreOffice Calc sheet.