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Inserting the current date

Using the keyboard

The computer’s control date (current date) should be set to today’s correct date.

Place the insertion point where you want the date to appear.

Press [Alt][Shift] D.

The date is displayed in the format: dd/mm/yyyy (for UK English settings).

To update the date, click the date then click the option Update.

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To delete the date inserted, select it and press [Del].

Using the dialogue box

Place the insertion point where you want the date to appear.

From the Insert tab, click Insert Date & Time images/IC-030.png in the Text group.

Word shows you the Available formats list: it contains different presentations of the date (and time).

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If required, open the Language list box to select another language for the date and time formats.

Click the format you prefer in the Available formats list.

If you want the date printed in your document to be updated automatically, activate the Update automatically option.

Click OK.

Click the Set As Default button to set the chosen format as the new default format.