Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Inserting Tomorrow's Date.

Inserting Tomorrow's Date

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 30, 2014)

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You may want to insert tomorrow's date into a cell in your worksheet. This is easily done by simply creating a formula that includes the function for today's date, as in the following:

=TODAY() + 1

This formula first determines today's date, and then adds 1 to it, resulting in tomorrow's date. You can then use Excel's formatting features to display the resulting date in any manner desired.

Besides displaying tomorrow's date, you can modify the formula to display a date at any time in the future. Simply change the formula so the desired number of days are being added to today's date. For instance, if you wanted to determine a date two weeks in the future, you could use the following:

=TODAY() + 14

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2529) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Inserting Tomorrow's Date.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 4 + 1?

2015-10-06 13:06:02

E M

Is it possible to write a formula added onto the today function, that would change the date to tomorrow after 2pm? I created a program for my work for scheduling patients in our hospital for their therapy times, but we begin working on the next day's schedule at 2pm the day prior. So I need the date to automatically change to the next date after 2, and would prefer not to have to manually change the date on each of my sheets (I have 5+ sheets with information) if possible.


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