Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Word

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Word

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Q. How do I automatically insert the current date in a document?

A. There are several ways. Let's start with the simplest and work our way up to the more complex. But before we start, be sure to turn on Word's AutoComplete feature, or else some of these methods won't work. To turn on the feature, go to the toolbar and click on Insert, Auto Text and Auto Text again and put a check next to Show AutoComplete suggestions.

* If you start to type a month--say June--this is what appears:

If you follow the label's instructions and press Enter, the full current date will appear:

June 9, 2003.

But if you just start to type any month other than the current one (Sept, for example), Word will complete the name of the month when you press Enter.

* Another way to insert the date is to go to the toolbar and click on Insert, Date and Time, evoking this screen:

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Notice all the available date and time formats you can choose from. You can set a default format by clicking on the Default button. …

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