How to insert the date and time in Microsoft Word

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

In Microsoft Word you can insert the date, time, or both the date and time in a number of different formats. Below are the steps on how you can insert the date and time in Word and how to update that information automatically.

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
  3. In the Insert tab click the Date & Time option, which is shown in the image below highlighted in a red box.
  4. Select from one of the available formats on how you want the date and time to be inserted. If you want to have this information automatically updated, you can check the Update automatically box.

Microsoft Word date and time

  1. Once you're done selecting the format, click OK to insert.
Tip

If you are working on a document that is frequently updated and printed, place the date and time in the footer of a document. Keeping an updated date and time on all printed copies can help you keep track of the most recent hard copy.