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    date autofill (Word 2000)

    How do I set up a date field in a template that autofills when the template is used, but then does NOT automatically update to the current day every time the template is reopened?

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    Re: date autofill (Word 2000)

    Does { CREATEDATE } do what you want?

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    Re: date autofill (Word 2000)

    Thanks StuartR. How about a tip as to where I can look to find out how to use that code? Woody's Using Office 2000 might describe the process, but I cannot find it there. So I would appreciate it if you could point me to a book or tutorial.
    Thanks!!

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    Re: date autofill (Word 2000)

    Sorry for the short and cryptic answer <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

    You can insert the CreateDate field from Insert > Field > Date and Time > Createdate. The options for this field (click the options tab) allow you to format the Date and / or Time to look the way you want. If you include this field in your template then every time you create a new document from the template the date will be fixed, and will not update again when you open the document to modify it.

    StuartR

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    Re: date autofill (Word 2000)

    Hi Todora,

    Other date field options include:
    . PRINTDATE, which you could use for dates that you want updated whenever the document is printed; and
    . SAVEDATE, which you could use for dates that you want updated whenever the document is (re)saved.
    You'll find more about these in Word's help file by searching on 'DATE'

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    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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