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I am using excel 2003. I am trying to create a document with a daily date needed. I am hoping to find a way that excel can automatically date the columns so I would have to. The date would be in column A each time, just add a day to each block
A1 would be 3/4/2013
A2 would be 3/5/2013 and so on through year 2015. Thank you for your help.

Select row 1 and format as Date. If you want cell A1 to be today's date, enter


In B1, enter


to display tomorrow's date. Copy the formula in B1 to C1,D1,... to display each date after that.

Note that =TODAY() will change if you open the file in the future. If you don't want that to happen, you must enter today's date in A1 manually.
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