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WORD 2003 Macro to insert new date on each page

by dmizesr / April 9, 2007 9:52 PM PDT

I need a macro that will run through a 365 page document and write a progressive date on each page. So, page one would be "January 1" page two would be "January 2" and so on clear through to "December 31."

I'm a newb to macro writing so please be specific in reply. Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated.

Also, as a bonus, if there would be some special trick involved in setting the font and size for this insertion that information would be helpful as well.


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Things to choose from.
by Kees Bakker / April 9, 2007 10:01 PM PDT

1. Hire a programmer.
2. Learn programming yourself.
3. Do it manually. Assuming it takes 30 seconds for each page, it's 180 minutes or 3 hours work. That's probably faster than #2, and cheaper than #1.
4. Hire or find someone to do it manually.

Do what best suits your needs. I'm afraid no-one here will volunteer the coding.


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Wow, thanks
by dmizesr / April 10, 2007 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Things to choose from.

1. You must be a programmer. Only a programmer would be such a jackhole.
2. I am in the process of learning. Of course, in learning I'm afraid I might become a huge jackhole, like you, so I think I'll just burn my books instead.
3. Wow. A usable piece of information. Thanks.
4. I'd rather save my money, which obviously is a choice you've made as well, although your should have spent yours on that anti-jackhole potion the mage tried to sell you on WOW.

Have a nice day.

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Think what you did here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2007 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow, thanks

You may be alienating those that can do this work. While I have my reason for not handing out the code you may find programmers to walk away when treated like this.

This is a free forum so advice is all you might get. Less if you write replies like that.


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If I'd seen a better way ...
by Kees Bakker / April 10, 2007 12:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow, thanks

I would have mentioned it. Sorry if my answer didn't suit you.

And good luck with your programming studies. If you've got any concrete question (on how a certain construction in VBA works, or what the parameters of a certain method are, or how to do something you can't find out by viewing a recording) don't hesitate to ask here. But your question as it was, was way to broad, in my opinion.

Most of the answers are in your books, if you've got the right books, so better don't burn them. But some might not be, and then a forum like this can be useful.

In closing: there's a difference between getting something done as fast (or cheap) as possible, and using a problem as a means to learn something, even it would take 10 times as much time as just doing it in another way.
My assumption was that your question was in the first category. But it seems to be in the second one. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Hope this helps.


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A starter for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2007 10:03 PM PDT

This article handily dismissed that this was going to be easy but armed with the code noted in this article all that's left is for you to add a page (with your code), move the cursor and repeat. I'm declining to write this for you in its entirety since you must own and maintain the product.

-> What could be easier is to use the language you do write in a lot to produce such a document.

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