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How do I enter this year - 2 and this year -1 into my word document as a word field?

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I need to write 2010 - 2011 based on the current year being 2012. How do I do this in Word 2003?

Please describe the merge fields and the actual key presses necessary to achieve the proper format. Telling me the merge code won't indicate to me how to generate it the right way.
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You need to use two fields, a formula field and a date field. The data field must be formatted with a data switch to produce the year only, andthe formula field is just that result minus 2.

Enter the formula field, using ctrl + F9 to produce the curly brackets, so that it looks like this:

{= - 2}.

the put the cursor after the equals sign, press Ctrl+F9 again to produce a second set of curly brackets, and enter the Date field name and the switch, so that the whole thing looks like this:

{ = { DATE \@ "YYYY" } - 2 }

You can toggle to the result view with Alt +F9. You may have to force the field to update by selecting it and pressing F9.
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Oops. In the second sentence, I twice used the word 'data', when 'date' would have been better.
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It took a little fiddling but it did the trick.
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