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    Formatting Header (2000 SP-2)

    I can't figure out how to make a default header format (for example, though I type in Times Roman 12 point, I'd like my header to be at 10 point bold). I know how to do this each time, but would prefer to have it come out as an automatic default header. Also I can't remember how to reformat the header date. It currently comes out as 9/29/03, and I'd like it to come out September 29, 2003.

    Thanks very much

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    Re: Formatting Header (2000 SP-2)

    Start Word.
    In the blank document that appears, select View | Header and Footer.
    You should see Header in the style dropdown box in the Formatting toolbar.
    Select Format | Style...
    Click Edit...
    Modify the Header style to reflect your preferences.
    Check the 'Add to Template' box, then click OK.
    The modifications to the Header style will be stored in the Normal template (if you have set Prompt to save Normal.dot in Tools | Options..., you will be asked if it is OK to save Normal.dot when you exit Word; reply Yes.)

    The default format for a date is the Short Date format set in Windows, or the date format set in Word in Insert | Date/Time, Default...

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    Re: Formatting Header (2000 SP-2)

    The easiest way to get a default date, so that you aren't limited to the last date format that you used in Insert/Date..., is to record a macro that inserts the following field:

    { DATE @ "MMMM d, yyyy" }

    Note that the brackets are inserted by pressing Ctrl+F9, not by typing. You could then assign a shortcut key to your macro (I use Alt+Ctrl+D).
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Formatting Header (2000 SP-2)

    Thank you gentlemen. Isn't there a way to format the date without a macro so that it comes out September 29, 2003?

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    Re: Formatting Header (2000 SP-2)

    OK, just figured it out: Insert--Date and Time--Select the one you want--check Default.

    Thanks for all the help.

    kdoc (keith)

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