This tutorial is in reply to the comment added for insert date and time in Word 2010. The question asked by the reader is
Is it possible to create a new date format other then the ones available? I want just “February 2011? instead of “February 11? or “21 February 2011?
One possible way is to add the date format in windows regional settings and that should get listed in the Word 2010 available formats.
Changing Regional Settings
Launch Windows Control Panel then navigate to Regional and Language Options.
Click on the Customize this format button in Regional and Language Options window.
This would launch the following Customize Regional Options window.
Navigate to Date formats and change the Short date or Long date format to the format that needs to appear in Word 2010. For example if you want the date to appear as August 2011 then change the Short date as “MMMM yyyy”. Click on the save button to confirm the changes.
Insert Custom date format in Word 2010
Now launch your Word 2010 application and click on the Insert menu. To insert a date in the word document, navigate to Text section and then click on the Date & Time menu option.
This would display the following Date and Time window and the available formats would now display the custom date format that was added using Windows Regional Settings.
Select the required format and click on the Ok button to insert the date in the selected format.