5 Other Ways To Easily Insert Timestamps When Documenting Complaints

Besides the F5 and .LOG trick for Notepad, commenters shared some of their personal favorite ways to input date and time in a system you’re using to keep a log of your customer service issue.

  • Linux/Mac command line: echo `date` Your Text Here >> log.txt

  • Excel: select a cell and press CTRL+; then SPACE then CTRL+SHIFT+;
  • Metapad : F6
  • Viatalk: dial *99 and the number you want to call and the VoIP will record the conversation, and email it to you, timestamped
  • Send an email to yourself.

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