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    Word - Adding days to text dates (2003)

    I want to be able to use a text date in a word document and create another date that is nine days after the first date. Is there any way to do this without resorting to macros or doing it by hand?

    Thanks in anticipation

    Terry Kinnard

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    Re: Word - Adding days to text dates (2003)

    See macropod's Star Post Date Calculations in Word (2.70). It has an attachment that explains how to do this with word fields.

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    Re: Word - Adding days to text dates (2003)

    Good though the examples are they don't address my problem which is that I have a text date not a field and I want to use that to then calculate a date in the future.

    Thanks for any help or hints you can give.

    Terry

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    Re: Word - Adding days to text dates (2003)

    Hi Terry,

    Check out the topic 'Date and Time Calculations in a Table'. In your case, it's possible that all you need to do is to bookmark your text date with the name 'StartDate', your offset with the bookamrk 'Delay' and use the field from Column C. If you don't want the offset dsiplayed in the document, simply add the field {SET Delay #} to the Column C field coding, as shown in the topic 'Calculate a day, date, month and year, using n days delay', for example.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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