Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to alexhax)
Reselect the cell and type:
Command-C, Shift-Command-V, Return
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
If you often enter dates here is a way that can save you some time.
(This is a one-time setup. Using it thereafter is just a menu pick or keyboard shortcut.)
Open Automator (in your applications folder) and choose Service as document type;
Drag Run AppleScript action from the left over into the right pane:
Copy this script and paste it into the right pane (replacing what's there):
set date_ to ((current date) as string)
set the clipboard to the date_
After clicking the hammer, the right pane should now look like this:
Save the Automator Service as "Get Date" or whatever you want to call it.
You only need to do these setup steps steps ONCE.
Now, whenever you need to input the date, just choose Get Date in the Numbers Services menu.
And paste into the cell where you need it with command-v.
If you don't like the services menu you can also assign Get Date to a keyboard shortcut, so you would type your keyboard shortcut followed by command-v.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to alexhax)
Well I wasn't using it in a cell but in a text box. Why would they remove such a feature that is still present in the new Pages? Totally weird.
The best thing about it being a field was, that it operated in two ways: quickly update the inserted date field manually (quick double click), or fully automated on load. This *****!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to thyondesign)
No idea why it didn't make the cut in Numbers 3.0. Maybe they'll bring it back. Meanwhile, there is a pretty painless workaround.
You can paste in a cell or text box, wherever. All this does is place the current date & time in the clipboard, as if you had typed it.
Forgot to mention one part of the setup (that Alex discovered). You need to select no input at the top of the pane after you've dragged Run AppleScript over to the right.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to SGIII)
Cross-posted from a similar thread in case anyone is interested in assigning a keyboard shortcut: