If you have a template or other type of document that regularly requires the date to be updated, you can make Microsoft Word 2016 or 2013 display a date that automatically updates. This is much easier than remembering to update it manually yourself.
- Place the mouse cursor in the area where you would like the date to appear.
- Select the “Insert” tab.
- Under the “Text” group, select “Quick Parts” > “Field“.
- Under the “Categories” box, select “Date and Time“.
- “CreateDate” – Displays date the document was created.
- “PrintDate” – Displays date the document was printed.
- “SaveDate” – Displays date the document was last saved.
- Select the date and time format that you want in the “Date formats” box.
- Select “OK” when ready, and you’re done.
Note: The date may not update in your document unless you close, then re-open the file or right-click the field and select “Update Field“.
Now the date in your document will be inserted into the document and will update automatically based on the selection you made whenever you open the Word 2016 or 2013 document.