Automatically Inserting Current Date on MS Word Document
Hi! You don't have to constantly remember to change the date on the Word documents you use over and over (such as form letters, business forms etc). You can simply have Microsoft Word do the work for you right on your PC! Read on to learn How to Automatically Insert Current Date on Word easy
The first part of this post will work for Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. The second part should work for most earlier versions of Word.
If You Are Using MS Word 2007 or 2010
- 1OK, let's get Word to put the date in for you. Open Word and open the document where you want the date to always auto-insert itself.
- 2Find the area you want the date to appear on the document and click in that area.
- 3At the upper left of your computer screen, click on the INSERT TAB
- 4In the drop down box that appears, choose DATE AND TIME. This might be hard to find. "Date and Time" is not visible on my 2010 but is on 2007. Might just be the way I have the tool bar set up. On both versions though, there is a DATE AND TIME icon that looks like a really tiny calendar with an even smaller clock on it. I'll post a pic below
- 5In the DATE AND TIME window that appears look for the AVAILABLE FORMATS section and click the date format you prefer
- 6You also have the option of choosing which language to present the date. Select the language using the drop down box in the upper right corner of the AVAILBLE FORMATS window.
- 7OK, this is super critical. Look to the lower right of the drop down box toward the bottom. Make certain that the AUTOMATIC UPDATES check box is 'checked' . If this is checked, Word will always update your document with the current date for you.
- 8Click OK, save the document an you are done.
- For Those of You Using Earlier Versions of Word 2007
- 1 OK, let's automatically insert the current date ! Start up Microsoft word on your computer and open your preferred word document so that it shows on your computer monitor screen
- 2 Click anywhere on your Microsoft word document where you want to insert the current time
- 3 At the upper left of your PC screen, click on INSERT
- 4 In the drop down box that appears, choose DATE AND TIME
- 5 There's a drop box to the left that appears on your computer monitor called AVAILABLE FORMATS. Click the date format you prefer
- 6 You also have the option of choosing a language to display it in on the right side of the drop down box.
- 7 Finally and VERY IMPORTANT. Look to the lower right of the drop down box. Be sure that the AUTOMATIC UPDATES check box is 'checked' . This will allow word to enter the current date for you each time you open the document.
- 8 Click OK and you are all set! Don't forget to save the document as well.
- 9Thanks for reading my How To Automatically Insert Current Date on Word Easy
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