Friday February 4, 2011 at 9:05am
You probably know that you can insert today’s date in a Word document, using the Insert Menu (Word 2003) or the Insert Tab (Word 2007) followed by “Date and Time”. But this is not always the date you need when dealing with documents that are often updated. Try using the Insert Menu (Word 2003) followed by “Field…” or the Insert Tab (Word 2007) followed by “Quick Parts…”, then “Field…”. In the Field dialogue, choose the Date and Time category, where you can select one of “CreateDate” (the date the document was created), “PrintDate” (the date the document was last printed) or “SaveDate” (the date the document was last edited and saved). Putting one or more of these into a document footer allows you to see instantly how up to date a printed copy actually is.