word auto date is out of whack

How do I correct the date that autmoatically populates a word doc when I start typing?  Currently, when I type in January, it auto prompts me for January 13, 2014!
nsitedesignsAsked:
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tmx84Commented:
Have you tried completely exiting out of Word?  Word reads the system date upon opening, if you have not closed word since January 13th, then that is why it has continued to read as January 13th! Hope this helps!
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
Is the date on your computer correct?
Mouse over the clock in the bottom right of your screen.
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
I have a mac.  Just checked and date and time are correct.
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
Strange??
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1485232

Now I understand. The problem is that, when you create what is (to you) a new document, Word doesn't modify the creation date in the template if you set it not to update automatically. You want it to update the first time, but never again after that.

As far as I know, Word won't do that. It either updates every time or not at all. If you don't want to enter the date manually, you can set the template to auto-update (check the "Update Automatically" box). Then, when you create a new document, select the date, go to Insert > Date and Time while it's selected, and uncheck the box. It will not update any more.

That said, I suspect that inserting it by hand is easier.
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
Got any other Office programs open? Perhaps they share a date?
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nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
quick fix to a silly problem - thanks!
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