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Den fre 2 okt. 2020 kl 11:41 skrev Chimel <>:


I use the formula IF(A1<>"";NOW()) copied to every cell of column B.
It gives me the correct time every time I type anything on a line of column
But this is refreshed constantly by the time of the computer,

Yes, that's the point with the NOW()  function. It's usually used for
calculating time, for instance how long ago a certain date was, for
instance =NOW()-A1, which you then format to whatever format you like. With
no formatting you get it in days.

not the time I
typed something in column A.

That's correct and intended.

I tried looking for a static version of NOW() or playing with iterations
(probably not correctly) or looking for a way to stop recomputing this
specific column to no avail.
Is there a way to set on column B the time of the typing on each line of
column A and keep it as a static time.

Yes, I actually do that in a Google Spreadsheet, but it can be done in all
spreadsheets that support macros or scripts, I think.

I am usually good with formulas, but this very basic need escapes me.

It's probably because there is no cell function for that. You have to
create your own.

As far as usability is concerned, a STATICNOW() function seems much more
useful than the current NOW() function.

It depends on what you want to do. See above. I find both useful, but in
different situations.

Or inserting a 0,1 argument for
staticness or something.
So far, I am forced to type or insert the time manually each time.
Let me repeat it: Manually each time! Me!  ;)

I'll experiment a bit with a macro for this. I'm back when done, if nobody
beats me to it.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg


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