How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

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How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

Postby FriedL » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:53 am

Hello,

I couldn’t figure out how can I insert a “date & time” that contains year only (YYYY) like 2014 (attached).
I’m not sure if this can by managed if the date is inserted from fields (attached). But in this case, the date will never be updated
automatically but needs to click “update field” option.

Thank you in Advance,
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Re: How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

Postby LiverPAN » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:17 am

Hello,

You could just specify a 'YYYY' format... You're not compelled to use one of those offered.

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Re: How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

Postby FriedL » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:31 am

Thanks,

But how to edit\add the “YYYY” format ? I couldn’t figure this out

Thanks,
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Re: How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

Postby LiverPAN » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:35 am

Perhaps the simplest way is to ignore the dialogues. Instead:
• Press Ctrl-F9 to create a pair of field braces (i.e. { })
• Between the field braces, type 'SAVEDATE \@ YYYY', so you get {SAVEDATE \@ YYYY}
• Press F9 to update the field.
Note that I've suggested using a SAVEDATE field. That's so the field only updates whenever the document been (re-)saved, instead of updating just because you open it. Other possibilities include DATE, CREATEDATE and PRINTDATE. The CREATEDATE field records when the document was created, or last saved via Save As.

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Re: How to Insert “date & time” for the year (YYYY) only ?

Postby FriedL » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:38 am

Thanks LiverPan

Very much appreciated

Best
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