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I have been having a very annoying problem with Microsoft Word the nature of which is as follows. Whenever I prepare a letter and save it and access the latter at a later date Word automatically makes the date current e.g. if I create a letter on March 16, 2008 and open the letter on March 22, 2009 (today's date) word automatically changes the date to March 22, 2009 especially when you attempt to print the letter and all attempts to retain the original have been futile.
Consequently, I am using this medium to ascertain whether anyone can advise me on how to defeat this feature of Word as I find it very annoying especially when I want to print a letter for reference purposes.
As usual all comments/suggestion will be greatly appreciated. :)
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When you created the document you probably just clicked Insert, Date and Time in Word. In the same window as the format of the date is a check box which causes the field to update to the current date automatically. If this was set when the document was created, it will continue to update automatically each time the document is opened. It will do no good to turn it off now. You would have to delete the date field and then reinsert the correct date in the space created. More info: Making a date
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