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How to save Word document with current date in filename?

If you need to add the current date in filename automatically when saving a Word document, how could you deal with this task in Word file?

Save a Word document with current date in filename with VBA code

Save a Word document with current date in filename with VBA code

To automatically add the current date into the filename when saving the Word document, please do with the following steps:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. And then, click Insert > Module, copy and paste below code into the opened blank module:

VBA code: Save a Word document with current date in filename

Public Sub FileSave1()
    Dim xDlg As Dialog
    Dim xTitle As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xTitle = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties("Title").Value
    xTitle = xTitle & " " & Format((Year(Now() + 1) Mod 100), "20##") & "-" & _
        Format((Month(Now() + 1) Mod 100), "0#") & "-" & _
        Format((Day(Now()) Mod 100), "0#")
    Set xDlg = Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
    xDlg.Name = xTitle
End Sub

3. After pasting the code into the module, press F5 key to run this code, and a Save As window is displayed with the current date automatically into the File name text box, see screenshot:

doc save with date 1

4. And then, you just need to type your own file name as you need, see screenshot:

doc save with date 2

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