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I use an invoice template in word. Every time I access saved invoices, word automatically inserts todays date in the document I am looking at. I want it to show the date that I originally saved. How do I stop word auto inserting todays date ??
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Press Alt+F9 to display the DATE field code. Change it to CREATEDATE. Alt+F9
to toggle back and F9 to update. Make this change in the template to prevent
the problem in new invoices.

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I use an invoice template in word. Every time I access saved invoices,
word automatically inserts todays date in the document I am looking at.
I want it to show the date that I originally saved. How do I stop word
auto inserting todays date ??




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Since you are making business records, you're better off using static text
instead of updatable fields. It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field, especially
since you can choose to to do that via the menus.

But there's hope, if you are using W2007: replacing the field code in the
template with the date picker content control could solve the problem and
offer more flexibility in the date choice--at least for situations where all
users of the template have W2007 or the compatibility pack.

HTH,
Pam

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I use an invoice template in word. Every time I access saved invoices,
word automatically inserts todays date in the document I am looking at.
I want it to show the date that I originally saved. How do I stop word
auto inserting todays date ??


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On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
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It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field


Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

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I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in
business records needs to be in static text, IMHO.

CyberTaz wrote:
On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
[email protected] wrote:

It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field


Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

Regards |:)
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Then what would be the point of a field? It makes much more sense just to
type the date as plain text. Alternatively, you can insert a DATE field and
immediately unlink it.

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I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in
business records needs to be in static text, IMHO.

CyberTaz wrote:
On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
[email protected] wrote:

It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field


Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

Regards |:)
Bob Jones
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Hi Pam,

Neither renaming nor copying a file (via Windows explorer) changes the CREATEDATE value - only using File|Save As from within Word
does that.

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I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in
business records needs to be in static text, IMHO.

CyberTaz wrote:
On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
[email protected] wrote:

It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field


Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

Regards |:)
Bob Jones
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Alternatively one can lock the field (Ctrl-F11), whether it's a DATE or CREATEDATE field.

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Then what would be the point of a field? It makes much more sense just to
type the date as plain text. Alternatively, you can insert a DATE field and
immediately unlink it.

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I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in
business records needs to be in static text, IMHO.

CyberTaz wrote:
On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
[email protected] wrote:

It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field

Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

Regards |:)
Bob Jones
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Agreed - and if you are using Save As you're creating a *new* file not a
"copy" of the original.

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Hi Pam,

Neither renaming nor copying a file (via Windows explorer) changes the
CREATEDATE value - only using File|Save As from within Word does that.

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I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in
business records needs to be in static text, IMHO.

CyberTaz wrote:
On 4/24/09 6:01 PM, in article [email protected], "PamC via OfficeKB.com"
[email protected] wrote:

It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field

Huh??? Did you read Suzanne's reply? It isn't that the right type of
field
isn't available, it's that the wrong type of field was used.

Regards |:)
Bob Jones
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Hi Pam

PamC via OfficeKB.com wrote:
Since you are making business records, you're better off using static text
instead of updatable fields. It's a shame that Word doesn't offer the ability
to automatically enter today's date in static text via a field, especially
since you can choose to to do that via the menus.

[..]

Word up till 2003 did in fact offer this ability: Insert | Date and
time, if you make sure that the little "update" box isn't ticked.

I haven't found this through the 2007 Ribbon, but the old dialog is
still he hittin the ALT combination your language version needs to
display the dialog in 2003 will display the dialog in 2003.

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Hi Pam

I haven't found this through the 2007 Ribbon, ...


HTH
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Yeah, it is: Insert Tab, Text Group: Date & Time brings up the same ol'
dialog :-)

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Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Then what would be the point of a field?


Accuracy, standardized format, speed, productivity--all answer that question
for me. But, guys, hey, I concede. The create date field just may be a
better choice than the date field--though this former records manager
wouldn't use it.


I did. And I've read many other similar suggestions. What happens to the
create date if you rename the file, or make a copy? Such information in

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