Microsoft Word document allows users to insert the current date and time as a static or dynamic field that updates automatically when a document is opened or printed. Word picks the current date and time from the system and the default formatting from your computer’s regional settings.
After inserting the dynamic Date or Time field, the date or time is automatically updated when you close, save, and open the document. Also, you can manually update the date and time field by right-clicking it and choosing the
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on inserting the current date and time in the Word document.
How to Insert the Current Date and Time in Word using a Keyboard Shortcut?
To insert the current date in a Word document, you can use the keyboard shortcut
However, if you want to change the format of any of these fields in a Word document, use these steps:-
Step 1. Right-click on the field and choose the
Step 2. In the Field dialog, select your preferred format and click the
If you don’t want to change the current date and time automatically, select the field (date or time) and click the
Then, right-click and select
This will paste copied field in plain text and will not update automatically when you open the Word document.