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I want to list the dates Jan 1-Dec 31 in a column of a table with out typing
them all in individually. Is there a way to do this
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Yes, there is a way to automatically insert dates in a table column in Microsoft Word. Here are the steps:
  1. Create a new table or open an existing one.
  2. Click on the cell where you want to start the date list.
  3. In the ribbon, go to the "Layout" tab and click on "Formula" in the "Data" group.
  4. In the "Formula" dialog box, enter
    PHP Code:
    "=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),1,1)" 
    in the "Formula" field. This will insert the date for January 1st of the current year.
  5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.
  6. The date for January 1st should now be inserted in the selected cell.
  7. To fill the rest of the column with dates, click on the cell with the January 1st date.
  8. In the ribbon, go to the "Layout" tab and click on "AutoFill" in the "Data" group.
  9. Drag the AutoFill handle down to the last cell where you want to insert a date.
  10. Release the mouse button to insert the dates for the rest of the year.

This method uses a formula to automatically generate the dates based on the current year. If you want to use a different year, simply replace
PHP Code:
"YEAR(TODAY())" 
with the desired year in the formula.
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The easiest way is to insert the first two dates in a column in Excel, drag
to AutoFill, then copy/paste into Word (which has no such AutoFill
capability).

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