Insert date in Word

  frenchman96 08:48 23 Nov 07

When writing letter using Word, I always insert date using the shortcut ctrl-alt-D and I configured it in such a way that when I open a doc, today's date would show.

By this I mean that if I open a "saved" letter written last month, todays date will show and that is not practical of course for if I want to copy/scan the letter, the date it was written wont show.

Does anyone know how to correct this please.

  VoG II 09:03 23 Nov 07

Insert > Field > Date and Time > CreateDate.

  frenchman96 09:22 23 Nov 07


I did that but why would I type in a date? do you mean to insert on a letter I am writing?

  VoG II 09:28 23 Nov 07

If you insert the CreateDate field the date should be inserted without you having to type it in and the displayed date shouldn't change if you open the document at a later date.

  xania 13:49 23 Nov 07


Insert>Date & Time then select the format you want and make sure that Update Automatically is not checked.

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