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    Date format for legal documents

    This was supposed to be a reply to an existing thread, but obviously, I did it wrong...

    Hey there,

    Came across this thread about date formatting, and thought I'd ask about an issue of my own that I've had for a while.

    I work closely in the legal field, and when recreating documents digitally for our office, I try to conform to what has come before me. For many of these documents a statement of the date of signing is listed as "this ______ day of _____________, 20___."

    Is there a way to fill out a standard form field with 1/1/2012, and have it convert the date either into the entire line text, or fill the line out as individual date, month, year fields? In addition, the proper notation would be to also use the superscripts for the numerical dates, i.e. -st, -nd, -rd, -th.
    Last edited by booge; 2012-04-18 at 13:20.

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    See Using Date Fields in Microsoft Word. I think it will show you how to do what you want. It gives the following example:
    { CREATEDATE \@ "dddd" }, the { CREATEDATE \@ "d" \*ordinal } day of { CREATEDATE \@ "MMMM" } in the year { CREATEDATE \@ "yyyy" } = Wednesday, the 18th day of April in the year 2012.

    The following is a field that gives superscripting {QUOTE{DATE \@ "dddd 'the' d"}{IF{=(MOD({={DATE \@ d}+89},100)>2)*(MOD({={DATE \@ d}+9},10)<3)}= 1 {=MOD({DATE \@ d},10)-2 \# rd;st;nd} th}{DATE \@ "' of' MMMM, yyyy"}} (This field written by Paul Edstein (macropod).)

    Note, the braces {} cannot be typed in and are always in pairs. They have to be created by Word using Insert Field or Ctrl-F9.
    Last edited by Charles Kenyon; 2012-04-18 at 16:30.
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