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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.

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  • John Patterson

    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?

  • Fred

    Do you know how to add new date formats? e.g. I would like “Wed 05-Sep-2012”

  • Vanessa

    I want to insert a date as March 2010 but can’t see it in the list – how?

  • Realraven

    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?