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  • Question

  • Hello:

    Auto-Update date fields always display the current date when opened.  Let's say I have a contract in Word with an auto-update date field as the contract date.  I will complete the contract and print it.

    Let's say we no longer have the printed contract and we want to open it up for details.  Unfortunately, the original contract date is overlaid with today's date.

    That's an issue.  Once you open the file, you can't retrieve the original date.

    Is there a way around this?  Too late for the 1,000 word files that have that auto-update feature.  This is for a client.  I would have never set it up that way.

    Ideas?

    Thanks,


    Rich Locus, Logicwurks, LLC

    http://www.logicwurks.com

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:46 PM

Answers

  • There is no way to stop Word from updating a DATE field when the document is opened. You might replace all DATE fields with CREATEDATE fields.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)

    • Marked as answer by RichLocus Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:26 PM
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:36 PM

All replies

  • There is no way to stop Word from updating a DATE field when the document is opened. You might replace all DATE fields with CREATEDATE fields.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)

    • Marked as answer by RichLocus Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:26 PM
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:36 PM
  • Thanks Hans... great to hear from you.

    Rich


    Rich Locus, Logicwurks, LLC

    http://www.logicwurks.com

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:26 PM