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WD 168 Word Chapter 3 Creating a Cover Letter and a Resume
To Insert the Current Date in a Document
The next step is to enter the current date at the 3.5" tab stop in the document, as specifi ed in the guidelines
for a modifi ed block style letter. Word provides a method of inserting a computer’s system date in a document. The
following steps insert the current date in the cover letter.
Press the TAB key.
Click Insert on the Ribbon to display the Insert tab.
Click the Insert Date and Time button on the Insert tab to display the Date and Time dialog box.
Click the desired format (in this case, May 12, 2008) in the dialog box.
Date and Time
dialog box
If the Update
automatically check
box is selected, click
the check box to
remove the
check mark
(Figure 3–29).
Why should
the Update
check box not be
In this project, the
date at the top of
the letter should
always show today’s
date. If, however,
you wanted the date
always to change to
refl ect the current
computer date, for
example showing
the date you open
or print the letter,
then you would put
a check mark in this
check box.
Insert tab
list of date and
time formats —
your date and time
will differ, showing
the current system
date stored on
your computer
Insert Date and
Time button
date format
check box
not selected
OK button
formatting mark
indicates TAB
key pressed
insertion point
Figure 3–29
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