Maybe it's easier to just type the date four times?
June 26, 2010 9:25 AM   Subscribe

I have a document that has 4 identical postcard sized signs that display a constantly changing date. I'd like to put a macro button in (either Word or Publisher) that will open up a dialog box and allow me to type in the date, and have it auto-populate into the appropriate 4 places.

I have no experience working in visual basic, so you might have to dumb it down a shade.
posted by codacorolla to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
What type of document (Word, Publisher, etc)? And is this date that is to be populated always today's date?
posted by msbutah at 10:23 AM on June 26, 2010

Best answer: Here is an article with some different options for doing this in Word.
posted by misterbrandt at 10:54 AM on June 26, 2010

Response by poster: Hmm, it looks like things have changed around a bit in Word 2007, but that is what I'm looking for. I'll see if I can search for myself now that I know what it's called.
posted by codacorolla at 11:12 AM on June 26, 2010

Response by poster: I guess my main stumbling block is that Word 2007 has taken out the "bookmark" property from the controls, so I'm not sure how to use the { REF WHATEVER } format to call it...

I'm confused.
posted by codacorolla at 11:38 AM on June 26, 2010

Response by poster: Ok, I had to put some value in the date drop down, highlight and then bookmark it, and then tell the document to reference the bookmark. It works, so I'm happy! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction misterbrandt!
posted by codacorolla at 12:03 PM on June 26, 2010

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