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I have this field code that works fine:



Code:
{ SET xM{ = { DOCVARIABLE dt1 \@ M}} }{ SET xMM{ = { DOCVARIABLE dt1 \@ MM}} }{ SET xY{ = { DOCVARIABLE dt1 \@ yyyy}} }

{ QUOTE { SET Delay 1 } { SET m { =MOD({ xMM }+Delay+11;12)+1 } }{ SET y { =INT({ xY }+(Delay+{ xM }-1)/12) } } “{ m }-{ y }” \@ “MMMM/yyyy” }
But I want to define a variable to repeat the field elsewhere in the document, saving space / lines (no need to repeat this long field code).

I tried this:

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{ SET xDate{={ QUOTE { SET Delay 1 } { SET m { =MOD({ xMM }+Delay+11;12)+1 } }{ SET y { =INT({ xY }+(Delay+{ xM }-1)/12) } } “{ m }-{ y }” \@ “MMMM/yyyy” }}}
{ xDate \@ “MMMM/yyyy” }
But this returns an error: unexpected end of formula.

Thanks in advance
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Instead of:
{ SET xDate{={ QUOTE { SET Delay 1 } { SET m { =MOD({ xMM }+Delay+11;12)+1 } }{ SET y { =INT({ xY }+(Delay+{ xM }-1)/12) } } “{ m }-{ y }” \@ “MMMM/yyyy” }}}
{ xDate \@ “MMMM/yyyy” }
use:
{SET xDate{QUOTE{SET Delay 1}{SET m{=MOD({xMM}+Delay+11;12)+1 }}{SET y{=INT({ xY }+(Delay+{ xM }-1)/12)}} "{ m }-{ y }" \@ "MMMM/yyyy"}}
{REF xDate }

That said, it would be far simpler just to bookmark the first output then cross-reference that bookmark.
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Thanks macropod! Works fine!
I found that the second line works with or without "REF".
Also thanks for "WORD Date & Time Manipulation: Tips & Techniques" which helped a lot.
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I found that the second line works with or without "REF".
True, but cross-references - which is what you are using - should nevertheless be prefixed with REF. In any event, if you bookmark the result (whether via the SET field or by bookmarking the output) and cross-reference it via Insert|Cross-Reference, Word will always insert the REF part.
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