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    Change date field in normal.dot (Word 2002 SP-2)

    I have a toolbar button for inserting the date in a document. I can't figure out how to configure the normal.dot template so that this is always the date the document was created. I can insert the date in the template and change the field to CREATEDATE, but I don't necessary want the date to appear on every document. I'm trying to change that toolbar button so that it inserts the CREATEDATE field, not the DATE field.
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    Re: Change date field in normal.dot (Word 2002 SP-2)

    With something like this, you can easily record a macro to insert the CreateDate & then assign it to a toolbar button. If you click on the REC button on the status bar, Word will pop up a dialog box asking for a name & whether to assign it to a menu, toolbar button, or shortcut key. Choose toolbar button at that time. Then just record the macro while you insert the CreateDate.

    You can save this macro in a custom global template (best) or in normal.dot (or the document, but then it won't be available to other documents). Perhaps even a better idea is to save a template that you will use to create such documents (ones you want the CreateDate field in). Then place the CreateDate field in that template.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Change date field in normal.dot (Word 2002 SP-2)

    Thanks. I did it. Just seemed funny that Word wouldn't allow anything but the DATE field to be assigned to the default toolbar "Insert Date" button.
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    Re: Change date field in normal.dot (Word 2002 SP-2)

    Hi Clark,

    If you change the name of the macro you recorded to "InsertDateField" it will run when the "InsertDate" toolbar button is pressed.

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