Microsoft Word – using the CreateDate field


If you are setting up a letterhead template you may want to insert the date, so that when the template is used, it inserts today’s date into the document. However, once you have created your letter and saved the document, you no longer want the date to change if you re-open the letter at a later date.

Start your template as required. When you get to the date, click the Insert tab, then in the Text group, from the Quick Parts dropdown, click Field. The Field dialog box will be displayed.

From the Field names box, click CreateDate.

In the Field properties section, click your preferred date format. Click OK.

Type in any other required information into you template. Click File – Save As. From the Save as type dropdown, select Word Template. Give an appropriate name to your template, then click Save. Close…

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