How do I insert a variable for the current date into the footer of my document?

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Checked.png Checked for technical accuracy Psjlisa 15:38, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


How do I insert a variable for the current date into the footer of my document?


Follow these steps:

  1. Insert a footer, if needed, by choosing Insert > Footer > Default.
  2. With the cursor in the footer area, choose Insert > Fields > Other.
  3. In the dialog that appears, select the DocInformation tab.
  4. To update the footer each time the document is modified, select Modified in the Type list. Other choices are Last Printed, Created, etc.
  5. In the Select list, click Date.
  6. In the Format list, click on the date format desired.
  7. Make sure that the check box next to 'Fixed content' is not checked.
  8. Click Insert.
  9. Click Close.

You should now see the current date. If you see the name of the date field, select: View > Fields (to turn off the check mark next to this choice). If you see nothing, it may be because you have not yet saved your document for the first time.


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