Using Keyboard shortcut insert a date in Word 2013 and Word 2013

Listed below are the steps to insert date in Word 2013 and Word 2010 using Keyboard shortcut

The keyboard shortcut to insert a date in a document in Microsoft Word 2010 is Alt+Shift+D. This would display the default date format that has been set in the Date and Time settings. The default date format in Microsoft Word 2010 can be changed using Insert –> Date & Time option.

To change the Date & Time format, click insert menu and navigate to Text section. Under Text section, click the Date & Time option. This would display the following Date & Time window. Here you can specify the default date and time format and click Ok to apply the changes.

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  • Doc Rio Mar 22, 2011, 9:42 pm

    To change the Date & Time format, click insert menu and navigate to Text section. Under Text section, click the Date & Time option. This would display the following Date & Time window. Here you can specify the default date and time format and click Ok to apply the changes.

    Sorry, on my MS Word 2011, i could not find “click insert menu” anywhere.
    my only option for inserting date is to TYPE IT IN. No Problem.

    The Alt+Shift+D yields this: {DATE\@”MMMMd, yyy”} on the page .

    ???? i don’t get it????

    Thank you Very much

    Doc RIo

  • Ravi Shankar Mar 22, 2011, 10:43 pm

    Can you try this File menu -> Options -> Advanced -> Scroll down to Show document content section – un tick the check box with label as show field codes instead of their values. And click Ok button to apply this change.

    http://blogmines.com/blog/2011/03/22/insert-date-in-word-2010-displays-datedd-mm-yyyy/

  • Doc RIo Mar 23, 2011, 8:03 am

    SIr!
    You are the Man!
    IT WORKED perfectly well.

    Thanks a million, sir.

    Doc RIo

  • Sabid Jan 4, 2013, 5:49 pm

    Dear sir,
    I am very happy for responding to my problem.
    Really thank you! Happy new year 2013!

    With regards,
    Sabid

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