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Insert The Current Date to Word – Statically, Not as an Updating field

26 January 2011 Posted by in category: self efficiency with Tags , ,

a date field in Word 2007

The keyboard shortcut for inserting the current date into a Word Document is ALT+SHIFT+D. The problem is that the inserted date is a live filed, so it is being updated every time you open the document.

To insert the current date without it ever being updated (that is, to insert the current date as simple text) – press CTRL+SHIFT+F9 when the cursor is inside the added field.

So, to add the current date as simple text:
press ALT+SHIFT+D > press the left arrow (to stand inside the field) > press CTRL+SHIFT+F9.

1 Response to “Insert The Current Date to Word – Statically, Not as an Updating field”

  1. Name 8 October 2012 at 4:33 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thanks. That worked great. Also, a similar combination using ALT-SHIFT-T first gives the current time. You rock.

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