How to insert current date and time in Word

We have seen how to insert current date and time in Excel Similarly you can insert current date and time in Word using the Date & Time option available as part of the Text section. Listed below are the steps to insert data and time in Word 2016, Word 2013 and Word 2010.

Click the Insert menu and navigate to the Text section and click the Date & Time menu.

Insert date and time options in Word 2013 and Word 2010

This following Date and Time window would be displayed. This can be used for specifying the format for the date to be displayed.

Choose formats for date and time in Word 2016, Word 2013 and Word 2010

There are various formats available and they vary depending upon the installed language. You can specify a default format using the Set As Default option. After selecting the desired format, click the OK button. This would display the Date & Time in the selected format. Word 2016 and Word 2013 provides extra option of choosing the calendar type while inserting date and time in a Word document.

Choose calendar type for date and time in Word 2013

Also See: Insert date in word document displays {DATE\@”dd-MM-yyyy”}

In Category: MS Office, Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016

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  • Al November 12, 2010, 7:58 pm

    I can insert the page number or the date/time, but not both.

  • Bec February 21, 2011, 12:20 pm

    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”
    Thanks 🙂 Bec

  • Ravi Shankar August 1, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • S. F. February 26, 2012, 3:30 am

    Every time I open an older word doc to review the date is changed to the current date. How can I stop this action to show the actual date the doc was written.

  • Ravi Shankar September 28, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Try unchecking the Update Automatically option.

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