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Asked April 29, 2016, 7:16 PM EDT

I am new learning computers.
I am learning Micro soft Word. I am learning to write memos .
I came across date as a text and date as a field.
What does each mean?
Thanking you in advance

Los Angeles County California technology

3 Responses

"Date as text" means you will type it in to your memo as you would any other string of characters, in whatever format is appropriate for your use.

"Date as a field" means that you will set up your memo as a form that will auto fill some portions. In this case the date will auto fill with the current date that you create a new memo. You might use a form letter on a regular basis that only needs a current date. When you print the letter it will have today's date when it prints.

I just looked at the insert a date function in MS Word. It has a check box that says "Update automatically". that is the date as a field. If you insert it that way, it should have the current date when you insert it and also if you open the file six months from today, it will have that date.

Thankyou very much .
your response made complete sense to me .
Thanks again

Thankyou very much .
your response made complete sense to me .
Thanks again
Isaac Y