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Create custom date field code --- military format

Posted on 2004-04-05
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Hello,

I need to create (or download if already exists) a custom field code for MS Word

I am using the date field code, and the closest format is
DD-MMM-YY

What I want is
DD MMM YY (no hyphens)

Is there a way to do this?
I'm trying to avoid macros so I don't have to change security settings or both my clients with going thru enabling macros all the time.

Thanks
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Question by:alikat538
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Joanne M. Orzech earned 500 total points
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Insert, Field, Date.

Press Alt F9 to view field codes.

Make sure it looks like this:

{DATE \@ "DD MMM YY"\*MERGEFORMAT}

Press Alt F9 - select field code and press F9 to update.
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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Also, if you want the date to automatically update every time you open the document, you could use this:

{TIME \@ "DD MMM YY"}

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by:alikat538
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Perfect!  You get the points
(Well almost, I took off one of the D to get rid of the leading 0)

This is what it said before
{DATE \@ "d-MMM-yy"}

does the *MERGEFORMAT allow you to customize?

Also --- I dont think I want the date to change...ie if I print on the 4th and need to reprint on the 5th --- I want the same date.....

so should I just change the DATE to SAVEDATE?

Thanks,
Alikat
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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I would keep it at DATE alikat.  Thanks for the points and grade!
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