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** Reply to message from william drescher <> on Sat,
23 Nov 2013 08:01:57 -0500

On 11/23/2013 12:50 AM, Robert Baker wrote:

1) There is no way (that I have found) to insert the date and time as text;
the only option is to insert them as a field, meaning that the next time
the document is opened, the date and time shown would be when it was
re-opened, rather than when it was last edited which is what I want. I had
to take the file back into MS Word just to add the date and time, but I
want to be rid of Word.

The simple way of adding a date: Insert->fields->date will add a 
date that does not change.  You have to go through a few more 
steps to get a date that is current when the file is opened.
So, no problem with this one.

I will leave the other questions to those that are more expert.


Just to clarify this a little more, in Writer the default seems to be to
insert a fixed date and or time. If you RMB on the field and select field
from the popup menu that will give you all the options for format and whether
it is a fixed value or updates each time it is opened.

Calc is a different story. It seems as if there is no way, at least according
to the Help file, to use a fixed date field in a footer or header. I have to
manually insert the date as text if I don't want it to change. Of course
fixed dates and times can also be manually inserted in cells.


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