Microsoft Word 365: Insert Date that Automatically Updates – Guide 2023

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If you have a template or other type of document that regularly requires the date to be updated, you can make Microsoft Word 365 display a date that automatically updates. This is much easier than remembering to update it manually yourself.

  1. Place your cursor where you want the date to appear in your document.
  2. Go to the “Insert” tab in the ribbon.
  3. Click on the “Date & Time” button in the “Text” group.
  4. In the “Date and Time” dialog box, choose the format you want for your date.
  5. Check the box next to “Update automatically” to ensure that the date will update whenever you open or print the document.
  6. Click “OK” to insert the date.

Now, whenever you open or print the document, the date will automatically update to the current date. If you need to update the date manually, you can do so by right-clicking on the date and selecting “Update Field” from the context menu.

Note: You can manually update the date by right-clicking the field and selecting “Update Field“.

Now the date in your document will be inserted into the document and will update automatically based on the selection you made whenever you open the MS Word document.

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Jose K Rogers focus is on the creative arts, like website builders, image manipulation, and filmmaking software, but he hasn’t shied away from more business-oriented software either. He actually uses many of the apps he writes about everyday in his personal and professional life, and enjoys imparting his knowledge, including tips and tricks. Jose’s first love is the Mac, but he has dipped his toe in the Windows pool. And, of course, there’s the plethora of tablet and phone software he’s reviewed and written tutorials about as well.

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