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Selection.InsertDateTime Method (Word)

Inserts the current date or time, or both, either as text or as a TIME field.

expression .InsertDateTime(DateTimeFormat, InsertAsField, InsertAsFullWidth, DateLanguage, CalendarType)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

DateTimeFormat

Optional

Variant

The format to be used for displaying the date or time, or both. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Word uses the short-date style from the Windows Control Panel (Regional Settings icon).

InsertAsField

Optional

Variant

True to insert the specified information as a TIME field. The default value is True.

InsertAsFullWidth

Optional

Variant

True to insert the specified information as double-byte digits. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

DateLanguage

Optional

Variant

Sets the language in which to display the date or time. Can be either of the WdDateLanguage constants. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you have selected or installed.

CalendarType

Optional

Variant

Sets the calendar type to use when displaying the date or time. Can be either of the WdCalendarTypeBi constants. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.

Using this method replaces the current selection. To avoid this, use the Collapse method before using this method.

This example inserts a TIME field for the current date. A possible result might be "November 18, 1999."

Selection.InsertDateTime DateTimeFormat:="MMMM dd, yyyy", _ 
 InsertAsField:=True
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