Microsoft KB Archive/48071
Word: Setting Glossary Entry to Automatically Update a Date
PSS ID Number: Q48071 Article last modified on 03-07-1997
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|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.0, 3.01, 3.02, 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1|
In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.0x, the standard date glossary entries are not dynamic – that is, once they are inserted into a document, they are not updated again.
To define a dynamic date glossary entry that updates automatically every time a document is opened or printed, follow these steps:
- From the Document menu, choose Open Header.
- Click the date icon and select the date that appears.
- From the Edit menu, choose Glossary.
- Give the entry a name and click Define.
- Click Cancel.
When inserted, this glossary entry shows the correct date each time the document is opened or printed.
Word version 5.0 and 5.1 have built-in “Standard Entry” dynamic glossary entries for time and date. These entries begin with “print" (the is a bullet in Word 5) to distinguish them as dynamic entries. For example”print date short" is a dynamic entry, but "date short" is not.
Word version 4.0 has built-in dynamic glossaries. These entries have the word “print” to flag them as dynamic entries. For example, “date - print - short” is a dynamic entry, while “date - now - short” is not.
For more information about glossary entries, see pages 249-260 of the “Microsoft Word User’s Guide” version 5.0 manual. Also see pages 108-112 of the "Microsoft Word User’s Guide version 4.0 manual.
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