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    Another Canadian can't get a date (Word 2000 SR-1)

    I actually can get a date but only in the UK.

    I set the default language on a template to English (Canada) but the date default that appears when I try to insert a date is English (UK). I changed the date default to English (Canada) and resaved the template, but when I open a new document using this template, the date default has reverted to the UK.

    I seem to be unable to get the Canadian date default to stick even in BC. <img src=/S/flags/BritColumbia.gif border=0 alt=BritColumbia width=30 height=18>

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    Rod Bergen <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Another Canadian can't get a date (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Rod,

    I suspect that you are inserting the date using Alt-Shift-D or Insert => Date rather than Ctrl-F9 or Insert => Field....

    Does the same thing happen if you press Ctrl-F9, type "date" and press F9? I suspect that the Alt-Shift-D and Insert => Date commands are really inserting AutoText entries that could be carrying a language setting with them. (Don't know this, just suspect.)

    You can develop your own AutoText entries and key one of them to Alt-Shift-D if you need to. I don't run into such problems because I code the date fields into my templates and start the documents from one of those templates.

    The crucial setting may also be a Windows keyboard language setting rather than the language setting for the document in Word.

    You may want to take a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=>Inserting a Date - and Making it Stick!</A> ( for more information on how to handle date fields. (Including why you may want to be using CREATEDATE instead of DATE.)

    If you want a menu that gives you different kinds of date fields that can be inserted into documents, download the legal toolbars from <A target="_blank" HREF=>my Word download page</A> ( This is a self-documenting global template.

    Hope this helps,
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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