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Old 04-07-2015, 09:27 AM
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I only need each date once, as it will appear in a journal entry for that day. From the description, it seems as though the date will update each time the document opens, which would not serve my need for a date in this document.
The date given by the Add-In will insert the date the document was created (a CREATEDATE field) and that will not change unless it is re-created using Save-As. This is different from the default of a DATE field. Using Date Fields in Microsoft Word

It is different from the AutoComplete in that it is not necessarily the current date. This is the only other way I know to insert a date without macros.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
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It was a good suggestion anyway, and I appreciate knowing it's the fault of Word and not something I was or wasn't doing. That alone was driving me crazy.
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I have a number of documents that I have worked on over several years and printed and saved as PDFs at various times. It essential to know that I am using the most recently saved versions and that the date fields only update when saved, not when the document is opened.

If you insert date and time fields in a document using Insert > Date & Time on the ribbon that will insert Date and Time fields that update to the current date and time when you reopen the document.

Instead, you need to use Insert > Quick parts > Field > SaveDate. That will insert the date on which the document was last saved. You just need to be careful, if you haven't edited it, to close without saving.

If you insert SaveDate and Time fields the first will show the last saved date, the second the current time, NOT the last saved time. You need put both in the SaveDate field. The format options offered didn't give the one that I wanted so I typed it in the dialogue box as d MMMM yyyy HH:mm. (Americans would use MMMM d, yyyy am/pm). When reopened the fields show the date and time when last saved, NOT the current date and time.
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alanddouglas: The problem discussed in this thread was addressed more than 8 years ago. I hardly think what you posted remains a pressing issue for the OP. Kindly don't re-open old threads just to post something that doesn't shed new light on the original problem.
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