Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Applying Tools for Speed
Chapter 7
Discovering Word Tools
3. Click the date format you want to use.
Delete Building Blocks
4. Click the Update Automatically check box
and then click OK.
If you no longer want a custom building
block, display the Building Blocks Organizer,
select the building block you want to delete,
and click the Delete button. Click Yes to the
confirmation message that appears.
Static Date
If you only want the current static date and
not a dynamic date, do not select the Update
Automatically option.
Adding Automatic Date Codes
When you create a document and you type in a
date, the date is said to be static, meaning it doesn’t
change when the date changes. So if you type
September 16, 2010, the document will always read
September 16, 2010. If, however, you want the date
or time to change with the calendar, you need to
insert a dynamic date or time. Word handles these
in the form of a field code. Just follow these steps:
Word inserts the current date field into the
document. As you hover your mouse over the date, the
field becomes shaded and if you click the field,
the field placeholder appears (see Figure 7-25).
Fields update automatically each time you open
the document, but if you want to update a field
manually, click the Update button at the top of
the field placeholder.
Position the insertion point where you want
the date.
2. Choose Insert>Text>Date and Time. The Date
and Time dialog box appears (see Figure 7-24).
Figure 7-25
Word fields appear with shading.
Inserting Another File
If you have already created a file and need to insert it
into the current document, you could open the
document you want to insert, select the entire document,
copy it, and then paste it into the new document.
Figure 7-24
Adding an automatic date in the format you need.
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