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    Change Date Format of Alt+Shift+D (Word 2002)

    Another simple but maddening question. In Word XP, the standard "insert date" keyboard shortcut - Alt+Shift+D - ALWAYS defaults to the "MM/dd/yy" format. Does anyone know how to change the "date-time picture" for this keystroke to "MMMM d, yyyy" ? I don't recall having this problem in Word 97. I can't find any option to change the keystroke either in Tools>Customize or Insert>Field. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Change Date Format of Alt+Shift+D (Word 2002)

    I can't answer that, but if you get desperate, you could use a macro that substitutes for the command associated with that key combination:

    Sub InsertDateField()
    Selection.Fields.Add Range:=Selection.Range, Type:=wdFieldDate, _
    Text:="@ ""MMMM d, yyyy""", PreserveFormatting:=True
    End Sub

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    Re: Change Date Format of Alt+Shift+D (Word 2002)

    It can be changed
    Go to the menu item Insert > Date
    Choose the format you want
    Click the 'Default' button
    From then on, Alt-Shift_D uses your new default.

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    Thanks!

    Thank you Andrew! I had to add the item to my "Insert" drop-down menu using Tools>Customize. In my version of Word (2002/XP), I had to add the command "Date and Time..." instead of just "Date," to get to the default button. Most appreciated.

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