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How to Quickly Insert Date/Time In Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 offers a list of date/time formats, among them you can select any format to show in the document. Furthermore, it offers multiple languages to show the date/time , you can pick out any language in which date/time to be shown.

For inserting date or time in the document, place the insert cursor where you want to insert date or time and under Insert tab, click Date & Time in Text group.


Now select the Date/time  format along with language and click OK.


You can also set selected date/time format as default. Just click Set As Default button to make any specified format default date/time format.


  1. and now show us how to turn off this silly American month before day rule and have a proper way of selecting DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. Word doesn’t seem to honor the locale settings of the OS (Ireland here) at all?

  2. The formats shown above are not available in Word 2010 on one of my computers, but are available on another one.  The version without the format I want is part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, and the version with the format I want (January 21, 2012) is part of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.  Is there a way to change the available formats in Word 2010?

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