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pwrmngr
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Date auto complete in Word 2007
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Hi there, I am using Office 2007 and I am unable for the life of me get
word to Auto Complete the date.

Any suggestions?

You used to be able to start typing April and it would offer to fill in
then space would offer to fill int he current date.

Thanx
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terryfarrell
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Date auto complete in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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It doesn't any more. This feature was so screwed up (especially in non-US
date formats - the rest of the World) that it has gone.

--
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"pwrmngr" wrote in message

> Hi there, I am using Office 2007 and I am unable for the life of me get
> word to Auto Complete the date.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> You used to be able to start typing April and it would offer to fill in
> then space would offer to fill int he current date.
>
> Thanx
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Elizabeth
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Since: Apr 03, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Date auto complete in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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terryfarrell@msn.com writes
>It doesn't any more. This feature was so screwed up (especially in
>non-US date formats - the rest of the World) that it has gone.
>

That's odd. I'm in the UK, using Word 2007. When I start typing the date
I get as far as "3 Ap" and I get offered the auto-complete of "3 April
2009".

If I use the US date format of "April 3, 2009" only when I've typed the
"9" do I get offered the auto-complete which adds on the "-04-03"
nonsense that annoyed so many people.

So it looks as though that feature is still available, but maybe only in
the version I've got, which I think is the basic Home edition. Mind you,
it only works if I can remember what today's date is!
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Elizabeth
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Date auto complete in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Date AutoComplete may not be useful (I always turn it off), but it is
certainly still available in Word 2007.

The difference is that you need a macro to turn it on or off. Press Alt+F11
to display the Visual Basic Editor. Press Ctrl+G to activate the Immediate
window. Type

Application.DisplayAutoCompleteTips = True

(or = False to disable the option) and press Enter.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



wrote in message

> It doesn't any more. This feature was so screwed up (especially in non-US
> date formats - the rest of the World) that it has gone.
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP
>
> "pwrmngr" wrote in message
>
>> Hi there, I am using Office 2007 and I am unable for the life of me get
>> word to Auto Complete the date.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> You used to be able to start typing April and it would offer to fill in
>> then space would offer to fill int he current date.
>>
>> Thanx
>
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Terry Farrell
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Since: Dec 08, 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Date auto complete in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Stefan

Yes, I remember now deactivating it! I've been so happy with it being off
that I thought it was standard. I'd be so lucky!

Terry

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message

> Date AutoComplete may not be useful (I always turn it off), but it is
> certainly still available in Word 2007.
>
> The difference is that you need a macro to turn it on or off. Press
> Alt+F11 to display the Visual Basic Editor. Press Ctrl+G to activate the
> Immediate window. Type
>
> Application.DisplayAutoCompleteTips = True
>
> (or = False to disable the option) and press Enter.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
>
> wrote in message
>
>> It doesn't any more. This feature was so screwed up (especially in non-US
>> date formats - the rest of the World) that it has gone.
>>
>> --
>> Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP
>>
>> "pwrmngr" wrote in message
>>
>>> Hi there, I am using Office 2007 and I am unable for the life of me get
>>> word to Auto Complete the date.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> You used to be able to start typing April and it would offer to fill in
>>> then space would offer to fill int he current date.
>>>
>>> Thanx
>>
>
>
>
>
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pwrmngr
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Since: Apr 02, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Date auto complete in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ok yes i know it is still available but since I reinstalled all its not.

Is there a way to make the macro for ALL word documents?

Thanx HUGE Stefan


Stefan Blom wrote:
> Date AutoComplete may not be useful (I always turn it off), but it is
> certainly still available in Word 2007.
>
> The difference is that you need a macro to turn it on or off. Press Alt+F11
> to display the Visual Basic Editor. Press Ctrl+G to activate the Immediate
> window. Type
>
> Application.DisplayAutoCompleteTips = True
>
> (or = False to disable the option) and press Enter.
>
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