Inserting date automatically in Word 2007

  sheila.weston 09:56 28 Mar 09

How do I create a template which inserts the date automatically in a Word 2007 document, please.

I thought that I had followed the directions, but the template which I have created does not change to 'today's date'.

Thanks for any help.

  Jim_F 10:12 28 Mar 09

Provided the date is inserted as a field (under then insert menu) this should work fine provided the field is not locked.

You may have to set the tickbox to update field under print options.

You can use print preview to check that this is happening.

  VoG II 10:12 28 Mar 09

On the Insert tab click Date and Time, click your desired format, tick Update Automatically then click OK.

The date should update automatically when you open the document - if not, select it and press F9.

  sheila.weston 10:24 28 Mar 09

Many thanks, VoG, I had missed seeing the box to tick. Problem solved!

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