Originally Posted by Amanda Allen
I have a document of 53 pages. One for each week in the year. How can I make it where I only have to enter the date on the first page, and then word would add 7 days to the value and enter those dates on the corresponding pages. I am new to trying to use variables. Any help would sure be appreciated, as now I have an excel program that calculates the dates and then I copy and paste.
Frankly, your current solution may be the simplest.
You can use vba or create complex fields that will do this.
See Paul Edstein's DateCalc tutorial. It is a Word document that contains these fields already made. Be sure to read the introductory material, especially on date formats. You would substitute a reference to your bookmarked initial date for the Date field in his calculation field for date after n number of days and reset the delay to 7, 14, 21, etc. for each of your pages.
or it can be downloaded from Graham Mayor's third-party download site. http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party
This field solution would be good if this is something you plan on doing each year for a number of years in the future. Then, it would save you time over your current method. It would also be good if this is a template you are going to distribute in your organization. For a one-of, this is a lot of work.
For more on options, see Calculated Dates in Microsoft Word Using VBA or Fields: http://addbalance.com/word/datefields2.htm