How do I view the creation date of an emailed Word document?

How do I view the original creation date of an emailed document that I am currently looking at? I am using Word 2007. If it was one of my own documents I would use file open, select the file and then use the drop down list, where you usually choose details or icons, to use properties. This then gives all the relevant information. However I have not saved the file, and if I do the creation date becomes today's date?

Dave
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FlysterCommented:
Go to File - Properties. Look under the Statistics tab.

Flyster
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
There is no File in Word 2007?
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dlc110161Commented:
The file command is the same as the Microsoft Office Button.

So, click on the Office Button, choose the Prepare tab, and then select Properties.

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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
OK, eventually found it under the advanced options of above.. Surprised MS couldn't have hidden it better! :)

However, it doesn't show the original document creation date, just the date the document was received, which wasn't what I wanted?
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dlc110161Commented:
Did you look at the Statistics Tab in the Advanced Properties? I see the original created date there, with the Modififed date being the date the email was recieved and then Today as the Accessed date.

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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
No, I just looked at what was shown when you click on Advanced..? This is the General tab, and appears to show what I was looking for, i.e. document created date?  

However, now you have pointed out it is hidden even deeper, I can see that the Statistics tab is what I actually need..

What is the point of the identically labeled, incorrect, info on the General tab?
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dlc110161Commented:
No clue <smile> something to get us all confused with, I guess.

Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
Certainly did it for me! :)

Anway at least it was there somewhere, so please accept the points with my thanks..

Cheers,

Dave
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Dave_B_CAuthor Commented:
Got there eventually! :)
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