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    AutoCaption

    I need to import lots of digital photos into a Word document and I'd like to be able to have them identified with the current date as an AutoCaption. Can I do it?

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    Re: AutoCaption

    There is a current date field. It will update whenever the fields are updated. You can insert this by going to
    Insert --> Fields
    Choose Date and Time in the left column and Date in the right column.
    Alternatively, you can use the insert date and time box (insert --> date and time) and check the automatically update box.
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    Re: AutoCaption

    I know about the date field - thanks. What I want to do is somehow insert the current date field so it will become the AutoCaption. What am I missing?

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    Re: AutoCaption

    Perhaps I am the one missing something (like brians). Anyway - I think I know what you are talking about, but I am not sure. Can you use an auto-text entry including the field code?

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    Re: AutoCaption

    I think it's a case of both of us missing something.

    Here goes:

    I turn on the AutoCaption feature in Word so that, as I insert these photographs, each will be identified with a number, etc. What I am hoping Word can do for me is allow me to tell it to substitute a numbering system with the current date field.

    What do you think?

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    Re: AutoCaption

    Gotcha. Sorry bout that. Unfortunatly, I don't think you can. I tried to manually enter the field code into the autocaption dialog with no luck - you probably tried the same.
    So, what you could do is this. Set up two paragraph markers, the way you want them to appear (one for the picture and one for the caption - assuming that you are not using the float over text). Save that as an autotext entry. Then record a macro that inserts the autotext entry and brings you to the insert picture dialog.
    I didn't elaborate on the details of how because a. if it isn't what you want to do, I didnt' want to waste your time. And b. because if you already know how to do this/have already tried this, I didn't want sound patronizing. However, if you would like help with it, I would be glad to assist.

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    A macro solution

    Perhaps a macro would do Aunty. Let me know if you can't work out how to make it work.

    With Dialogs(wdDialogInsertPicture)
    .FloatOverText = False
    .Show
    End With
    Selection.TypeParagraph
    Selection.TypeText Text:="Inserted: "
    Selection.InsertDateTime DateTimeFormat:="dddd, d MMMM yyyy", InsertAsField:=False
    Selection.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("Caption")
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: AutoCaption

    Thanks - I'll try it when I have 2 seconds. Bye the bye - way cool username and the pic is terrific - one of my favorite movies.

    Thanks again.

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