Prevent automatic insertion of current date in Word

This is in reference to a query posted by one of the blog reader on “how to prevent the date field getting automatically updated with the current date in a Word document. We had already seen the steps required to insert current date or modify date format for the date in Word 2016, 2013 & 2010. Similarly you can stop Word from the changing the date to the system date by following the below simple steps

Step 1: Open the document with the date field.

Step 2: Select the date field then click the Insert menu and navigate to Text section.

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Step 3: Click the Date & Time option available under Text section.

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Step 4: In the Date and Time window, un mark the check box with label as Update automatically then click OK button to confirm and save the changes.

By this way Word users can stop automatic update of date field to the current date.

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

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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