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July 6th, 2012
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Suppose you were doing a diary in Word, so you wanted a series of dates as page headers or an inserted field.
There must surely be an automatic way of generating them (and coping with the occasional entries that go to more than 1 page).
But I don't know much about Word...
Anybody?

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From:shereenb
Date:July 7th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Is it perhaps a Word template you need? I've downloaded Word templates from Microsoft to make calendars in Word quite successfully before.
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
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I did find a template, but my Word2003 didn't know how to open it - it's an xml file.
Think I'll just stick the dates in manually, less hassle in the end.
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From:drdoug
Date:July 7th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Bit late, given you've done it by hand, but if you have Excel, you can put the first date you want at the top of a blank column, select as many cells as you want dates, then Edit > Fill > Series and use the 'Date' type. Generate the date series you want, then cut-and-paste it in to Word.

Anything cleverer than that and I think you probably need to get in to scripting.
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From:oldbloke
Date:July 7th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
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It's not "Word automatically putting the next date at the top of the next page" though. You'd think they'd have something so relatively obvious. Even if it was only allowing you to format a page number (not necessarily The Page Number) as a date.

I knew I could create the series in Excel, of course. I might do it to save myself a bit of typing in the future, for the dates I don't have yet.
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