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Inserting the Date Your Document was Last Saved (Microsoft Word)

Inserting the Date Your Document was Last Saved

Summary: Word keeps track of the date each time you save your document. If you want to insert that "save date" in your document, you can use a field to do it. (This tip works with Microsoft Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting the Date Your Document was Last Saved.)

Every time you save a document in Word, some of the document properties information is automatically updated. Part of the information is the date on which the document was last saved. You can insert this date into your documents and have it updated automatically, if you so desire. To insert the last date your document was saved in your document, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the date to appear.
  2. Choose Field from the Insert menu. You will see the Field dialog box.
  3. Choose Date and Time from the field categories at the left of the dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
  4. Select SaveDate from the field list at the right side of the dialog box.
  5. Click on Options to select a date format, if desired.
  6. Click on OK to insert the field.

Inserting the Date Your Document was Last Saved (Microsoft Word)

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