One of the most fun discoveries new Microsoft Word users make is the self-updating date. You may already know exactly what I’m talking about: you click a couple of times, and suddenly you’ve got today’s date embedded in your document, and it will update itself every time you open the document.
But what if what you want isn’t necessarily today’s date? What if you need the document to reflect the date it was saved, or printed, or created?
The good news is, you can get any of those with a couple more mouse clicks and a little know-how.
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Most users who’ve been working with Microsoft Word for a while know how to put a self-updating date into their document (say, for the top of a letter).
But what if you want something other than today’s date? You may want to display the last time the document was updated (to keep up with which day’s draft you’re looking at), or the date the document was created, or when it was last printed. Sometimes, particularly when multiple people are reviewing/editing a document, that’s important information to print on a draft.
So what do you do?
Here’s how to embed those document-specific dates into your document:
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