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Old May 25th, 2010, 06:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Richard[_41_]
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I would like to have a variable year in my Word Document. I want to
have a sentence that reads, in part,

Please print your reports through period 11 of 2008.

which is fine during 2010, but as soon as it become 2011, I want it to
read:

Please print your reports through period 11 of 2009.

How can I do this?

Thanks in advance.

Rich
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Old May 25th, 2010, 07:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Generally, date calculations are complicated in Word. However, in this case, the
following formula field should work:

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

To insert each pair of field delimiters, { }, press Ctrl+F9. Type the code as
shown. Use F9 to update the field. To show/hide field codes, press Alt+F9.

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"Richard" wrote in message
...
I would like to have a variable year in my Word Document. I want to
have a sentence that reads, in part,

Please print your reports through period 11 of 2008.

which is fine during 2010, but as soon as it become 2011, I want it to
read:

Please print your reports through period 11 of 2009.

How can I do this?

Thanks in advance.

Rich



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Old May 26th, 2010, 01:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Richard[_41_]
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On May 25, 11:07*am, "Stefan Blom"
wrote:
Generally, date calculations are complicated in Word. However, in this case, the
following formula field should work:

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

To insert each pair of field delimiters, { }, press Ctrl+F9. Type the code as
shown. Use F9 to update the field. To show/hide field codes, press Alt+F9..

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)

"Richard" wrote in message

...



I would like to have a variable year in my Word Document. *I want to
have a sentence that reads, in part,


Please print your reports through period 11 of 2008.


which is fine during 2010, but as soon as it become 2011, I want it to
read:


Please print your reports through period 11 of 2009.


How can I do this?


Thanks in advance.


Rich- Hide quoted text -


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That worked perfectly -- thank you.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 07:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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You are welcome.

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"Richard" wrote in message
...
On May 25, 11:07 am, "Stefan Blom"
wrote:
Generally, date calculations are complicated in Word. However, in this case,
the
following formula field should work:

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

To insert each pair of field delimiters, { }, press Ctrl+F9. Type the code as
shown. Use F9 to update the field. To show/hide field codes, press Alt+F9.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)

"Richard" wrote in message

...



I would like to have a variable year in my Word Document. I want to
have a sentence that reads, in part,


Please print your reports through period 11 of 2008.


which is fine during 2010, but as soon as it become 2011, I want it to
read:


Please print your reports through period 11 of 2009.


How can I do this?


Thanks in advance.


Rich- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


That worked perfectly -- thank you.


 




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