How to Insert Current Date and Time Quickly in a Word document?

Being a Windows user you might have noticed that whenever you open a document on your computer, it automatically shows the date and time on it. Now Microsoft allows you to insert the current date and time as a static or dynamic field. Microsoft Word follows the regional settings of your computer and automatically picks the date and time according to the format that you follow.

whenever you fill this static or dynamic field, it automatically updates the date and time whenever you close, save, or open the document. However, you do get an option to manually update the date and time. You just have to right-click on it and then go to the Update Field option.

In this risewindows article, we will talk about how you can use this feature and update the date and time in the Word document.

How to Insert the Current Date and Time in Word using a Keyboard Shortcut?

You can use the Alt + Shift + D key combination on your keyboard to update the current date. However, to update the current time, you need to press Alt + Shift + Tkeys simultaneously on your keyboard. The date and time will be automatically updated.

If you want to change the format of the date and time, you can follow these steps:-

Step 1. First, go to the Edit Field option in the popup menu by right-clicking on the field.

Step 2: Select the format you prefer in the Field dialog, and click on the OK button.

On a side note, in case you do not want the current date and time changed, you can select the field (date or time) and in the menu, click on the Cut option or press Ctrl + X key combination.

Next, right-click and choose Keep Text Only.

Once you do that, the copied field will be pasted in plain text and the date and time will not be updated automatically whenever you open the word document.

That is it.

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