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    Combining Date and Text

    Hello,

    I have a workbook where I track projects. Whenever I enter an update in the comments section for a particular project I enter the current date and the word UPDATE! into a column labelled Updated. The format should look like the following.

    18-Aug-08

    UPDATED!


    As I have to do this on a regular basis I wanted to create a macro that would do this. I came up with the following.

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    It works great except that any cell that I run this macro against will see the date change every day as I used TODAY() in my formula.

    Is there a way that I can change this so that after I run the macro and the date is entered that it doesn't change until the next time it's run?

    Thanks and regards,
    Chris
    Last edited by NBVC; 10-08-2008 at 09:10 PM.

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    Hi eckert,

    Two things:
    1. Do you need a formula in the selected cell, or would it be OK for the macro to insert the date as a static value along with the "UPDATE!" text?
    2. You may be able to shorten your code by removing most of the default cell formatting code. As an example (including the change from #1 above):
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    Thumbs up Thank you.

    Thank you Paul. I tested it out and it works great. I like your code better as it also allows me to apply different font formatting to the date and text.

    Take care,
    Chris

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