Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Entering Functions Using the Insert Function Dialog Box
Figure 2-4:
Confirming
no
arguments exist
with the
Function
Arguments
dialog box.
6. Click the OK button.
Doing this closes the Function Arguments dialog box, and the function
entry is complete.
You may have noticed that the Function Arguments dialog box says the
Formula result will equal Volatile. This is nothing to be alarmed about! This
just means the answer can be different each time you use the function. For
example, TODAY will return a different date when used tomorrow.
Figure 2-5 shows how the function’s result has been returned to the
worksheet. Cell B2 displays the date when I wrote this example. The date you see
on your screen is the current date.
Figure 2-5:
Populating
a worksheet
cell with
today’s
date.
Most functions do take arguments. The few that do not take arguments can
return a result without needing any information. For example, the TODAY
function just returns the current date. It doesn’t need any information to
figure this out.
 
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