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Default annually incrementing number?

Is it possible to format an annually incrementing number in a Word.doc so
that, ie, "Joe has 15 years of experience" automatically updates (increments)
to "Joe has 16 years of experience", one year after a specified date. This
would allow years of service to be embedded in resumes maintenance-free, as
well as enable corp comm groups to keep their company history texts up to
date, and a host of other applications. Same goes for monthly, bi-annual,
semi-monthly, etc.
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Is it possible? Yes. Would I want to do it? No.

This is more complex than you might imagine, but it can be done. See
http://addbalance.com/word/datefields2.htm for information on the different
kinds of ways to make a date calculation work. It includes links to
utilities to create the fields and an explanation of different macros that
can be used instead of fields. It also has a link to
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=249902 which is a document
with various fields already created.

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Is it possible to format an annually incrementing number in a Word.doc so
that, ie, "Joe has 15 years of experience" automatically updates
(increments)
to "Joe has 16 years of experience", one year after a specified date.
This
would allow years of service to be embedded in resumes maintenance-free,
as
well as enable corp comm groups to keep their company history texts up to
date, and a host of other applications. Same goes for monthly, bi-annual,
semi-monthly, etc.



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Default annually incrementing number?

You can get a rough approximation with a calculated field such as { = { DATE
\@ yyyy } - 1992 }. This will roll over on January 1, obviously, rather than
the actual anniversary date. If Word could handle serial dates (number of
days since January 1, 1900) or even days of the year 1-365, more precision
would be possible.

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Is it possible to format an annually incrementing number in a Word.doc so
that, ie, "Joe has 15 years of experience" automatically updates

(increments)
to "Joe has 16 years of experience", one year after a specified date.

This
would allow years of service to be embedded in resumes maintenance-free,

as
well as enable corp comm groups to keep their company history texts up to
date, and a host of other applications. Same goes for monthly, bi-annual,
semi-monthly, etc.


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Default annually incrementing number?

I can see where Charles would not want to do this; any discrepancies with a
user's date/time settings, or a document control system server's date/time
settings, could cause a real mess wherever these fields were embedded in
documents.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can get a rough approximation with a calculated field such as { = { DATE
\@ yyyy } - 1992 }. This will roll over on January 1, obviously, rather than
the actual anniversary date. If Word could handle serial dates (number of
days since January 1, 1900) or even days of the year 1-365, more precision
would be possible.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"BobW" wrote in message
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Is it possible to format an annually incrementing number in a Word.doc so
that, ie, "Joe has 15 years of experience" automatically updates

(increments)
to "Joe has 16 years of experience", one year after a specified date.

This
would allow years of service to be embedded in resumes maintenance-free,

as
well as enable corp comm groups to keep their company history texts up to
date, and a host of other applications. Same goes for monthly, bi-annual,
semi-monthly, etc.



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