MS Word 2002 - Date nuisance

  ChrisAnnS 19:33 29 Apr 2009

It's driving me nuts but I don't know how to stop it. Every time I type the date ending in 2009 and hit Enter Word insists on inputting the date again but in number format, eg 29th April 2009-04-29. Please can anyone tell me where I can turn this off?

  Eric10 19:45 29 Apr 2009

I don't have Word 2002 anymore so until someone with that version steps in to help you, just try typing a space after the date before hitting Enter and I think that will stop it.

  TonyV 19:54 29 Apr 2009

Click on Insert and look at Fields or Date and Time and see if you have something in there that is causing the problem. I think also you are pressing Return after you have typed 29th April 2009. I notice that when I typed that a small note/window came up with the date in a different format (2009-04-29) which is what you are getting added to the end of your date.


  TonyV 20:00 29 Apr 2009

This will stop it for you.

Turn on or off AutoComplete
On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then click AutoText.

Select or clear the Show AutoComplete tip for AutoText and dates check box.
After you select the check box, Microsoft Word will display a ScreenTip when you type the first few characters of a date or AutoText entry, at which point you can insert the entry or continue typing.


  ChrisAnnS 20:33 29 Apr 2009

TonyV - thanks sooooo much. You've solved my problem. I followed your instructions to turn the AutoComplete off and now it doesn't happen. I do so wish I'd asked on here many years ago.

  TonyV 20:34 29 Apr 2009

Glad to have been of service!!

Have fun


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