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    Want 'November 26, 2007' not 'November 07' (XP)

    It use to be if I typed November, Word would be able to auto insert "November 26, 2007" fir me. Now, without my knowingly doing anything, it inserts "November 07". I have tried changing the date format on the Insert menu but that does not help and I can find nothing in the help menu to actually help me. Any suggestions?


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    Re: Want 'November 26, 2007' not 'November 07' (XP

    This problem seems to have appeared here before. If you do a search on this forum for 'autocomplete date format' you will find a few threads which appear to discuss the same issue.

    Your regional settings in the Control Panel would be the first place to start and you need to restart Word (and Outlook if it uses Word to format emails). Another area to look at is the language setting of the text your cursor is in at the time.
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    Re: Want 'November 26, 2007' not 'November 07' (XP)

    I don't know what happened in the mean time, but here is a solution I can offer...

    Insert a date into a blank document using Insert : Date and Time
    Ensure that it will be automatically updated (check the tick box)
    Now select the date and choose Insert : Autotext : New
    Type a name for the autotext (Like "CurrDate")
    Choose OK

    In a document, type Curr and Enter if it prompts, or type CurrDate and press F3.

    The date gets inserted as a field that contains the current date.
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