Dates printed on letters

When I type a (business) letter or any correspondence..... like most people I enter the date on top. However once I save the letter and re-open that file, the original date is not showing. The date that I open it now appears on the letter. For example...........


This morning I opened up a business letter that I wrote earlier this week and dated it then January 6, 2014. Yet when I opened it a few minutes ago, the date on the exact same letter showed today's date....January 11, 2014.  This type of thing has occurred before.


How would  I fix this? Thank you.

 

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Last updated May 23, 2019 Views 1,539 Applies to:
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To stop this general behavior, when you click "Insert Date & Time," uncheck the box that reads "Update automatically"


The best practice is to create a template for your business letters that includes a "CreateDate" field.


In the template it will always display the date your created the template, however when you create a new letter from the template the date in the letter will be (and stay) the date the letter is created.




Best Regards,
Greg Maxey

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