On Friday, October 19, 2012 10:29:32 AM Girvin R. Herr wrote:
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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