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upscope wrote:
On Friday, October 19, 2012 10:29:32 AM Girvin R. Herr wrote:
Joel Madero wrote:
Ah, yes my mistake for assuming what you were using. I'll have to look
writer. I just tried inserting a table (1x1) and putting the formula, no


   1. Place the cursor where you want the date.
   2. Select Insert -> Fields -> Other
   3. Select the "Document" tab
   4. Select "Date" for "Type"
   5. Select "Date" for "Select"
   6. Choose your date format under "Format".
   7. Click on "Insert".

If in step #5 you select "Date (Fixed)", I think that will insert
today's date but it will not update in future edits.  Even this
procedure may not work in a template.  More investigation is needed.
Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr
When I last used it, the "Date (Fixed)" inserted the date on the day its set up and does not update the date. If you select "Date" it changes the date everytime the document is opened, also changes it when person recieving the document recieves it, I'm told. I send out a newletter each month and the date is changed each time I update it before I send it and then when it goes out.
Yes, this is true. That is why I personally don't use "Date" as opposed to "Date (Fixed)" on my documents. If the document is a one-time simple document, such as a letter where the date is used once and not throughout a multi-page document, I usually just type the date in and edit it each time I revise the document. That way it doesn't unexpectedly change on me. Using the auto change date form caused me headaches in this respect. Another option I use is the document properties feature. I create a custom version date property

   File -> Properties
   "Custom Properties" tab

and then insert that property as a field.
   Insert -> Fields -> Other
   "DocInformation" tab
   "Custom" type

Then I only need to change the one property to change any and all instances in the document. Works for me. It also works in headers and footers.

While verifying this just now, I noticed some other fields in the Docinformation" tab I will have to investigate: "Last Printed" and "Modified" may be of interest to this thread.
Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

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