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Add one day to a field code date

Posted on 2007-11-13
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I have the following field code: {TIME  \@ "MMMM d, yyyy" }

How can I add one day to this date?  I am always creating a letter the night before and would like to have the next days date on the letter that I will be mailing out the letter.

Thank you.
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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
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I would say No. It is too difficult. There is no in-built date arithmetic in Word Fields, so you have to calculate when the day rolls over to the next month and the next year.

However, there are some brave people who do that sort of thing:

This site has a zipped Word document that you can download with many date calculations
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Number=249902.

Look for the field under "Calculate a day, date, month and year, using n days delay". Use the Alt + F9 toggle to see/hide the field codes. You can copy and paste it into your document, but we can only paste the result into here. It is pre-set to 14 days hence, so you need to edit that to a 1 when the code is visible. Don't forget that fields need to be updated to perform their calculation.

Note that it comprises an outer field with 32 other fields nested at various depths within it.


Personally, I would have a simple macro like this:

Sub Tomorrow()
    Selection.Text = Format$(DateAdd("d", 1, Now), "Long Date")
End Sub

and set up a keystroke shortcut (Tools/Customize) to insert it.
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by:thandel
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Instead of a key stroke could I some how have your macro run or insert into a bookmark when the document opens?
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Nevermind, I use the date calculations word file... very impressive!
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