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    Looking for a Keyboard Shortcut (Word 2007)

    I know I've run across this shortcut: Insert the Current Date. I know there is "Alt+Shift+D" to insert a date field, but I don't want a field, I want the "hard" "regular, typed in" date. Does anyone know the keyboard shortcut? Thanks.
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    Re: Looking for a Keyboard Shortcut (Word 2007)

    Looking in Tools > Customize > Keyboard > Insert > InsertDateTime
    I see that there isn't a default keyboard shortcut, but you can easily add one from here.

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    Re: Looking for a Keyboard Shortcut (Word 2007)

    Thanks, Stewart, but I KNOW I've seen a keyboard shortcut "in my travels" (Unless, of course, my age is catching up with me...). And your screen shot shows Word versions prior to Word 2007. I did consider adding my own keyboard shortcut, but it inserts a date field that will change all by itself next time the document is opened.
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    Re: Looking for a Keyboard Shortcut (Word 2007)

    None of the recent versions of Word have had a built-in shortcut to insert the current date or time as a fixed value, and neither has Word 2007, according to Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office Word.

    The InsertDatetime command shown in Stuart's reply will open the Insert | Date and Time dialog.
    Alternatively, you could create a macro in your Normal.dotm to insert the current date:

    Sub InsertCurrentDate()
    On Error Resume Next
    Selection.Text = Date
    End Sub

    and assign it to a keyboard shortcut.

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    Re: Looking for a Keyboard Shortcut (Word 2007)

    I'm disappointed...but, oh well. Now is a good time to teach my team how to record a macro?
    Thanks.
    Charlotte Quiroz

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    Of course, you could follow up inserting the date by locking the field (Ctrl + F11)
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    The CreateDate field inserts the current date and does not change when the document is subsequently opened. You would need a macro to insert this field as there is no built-in shortcut or command you can assign a shortcut to in 2007.

    You can also add the Insert Field command to the QAT or format the field and add it as an AutoText entry. Perhaps AutoText is the shortcut you remember?

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