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    Hey there:

    OK, I guess this is a very simple task, but, I cant find it!!

    I have a .doc which has 5 pages in it, three of which are different, and require dating as in "Thursday 7th January '10"

    I constantly forget to alter most of the pages, so would like to open the document and have it recognise the current date, and select it.

    Oh, I still need to be able to override it, IF i need to print the next day or two documents out for any reason..

    Cheers..
    kio

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    You should be able to use a Save date, and this will NOT change unless you make changes and save it.
    Yes, when you print is out it may tell you that changes were made, but, just don't save it just exit the file.

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    Don't you just hate that??

    I searched the entire menus, and then, as soon as I read this response, I opened word up, and there it was - sheeeeze!!!

    Thanks, I will find out tomorrow if it works right.

    cheers:
    kio

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    For anyone who follows this:

    I open my doc, select the "INSERT" tab, highlight the date area, and then select "Date & Time" tab, which is up the right hand.

    From the menu which opens, I chose the format I wanted for my date, tick the "Update automatically" and click OK.

    Save the doc, and close.

    I can go back, change the date to whenever I want, modify/add whatever I want on the doc, save it, and close it.
    When I open it again, it Automatically changes the date to the current date again!
    Cool eh?!
    I Think!
    kio

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    Also go to the Insert Tab, then the "Quick Parts" and then select "Fields", there you can use the "Print Date" and several others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Also go to the Insert Tab, then the "Quick Parts" and then select "Fields", there you can use the "Print Date" and several others.
    Quick Parts is the term for Word 2007. For previous versions, the correct keyword is Fields.
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    Cheers chaps!!
    All good, found out what I needed, and learned a few more things too!!

    much appreciated!
    kio

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gray View Post
    Quick Parts is the term for Word 2007. For previous versions, the correct keyword is Fields.
    In 2007 and 2010 Fields is a menu listed item under Quick Parts.
    In the earlier versions Fields is listed under Insert!

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    Alt-I-F works in all Word versions.
    Cheers,

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