The time of day is right there in my menu bar, and I see the date if I click, yet when I want to put the time or date in a document (let's say TextEdit or a Mail message), I can't drag the time or date into my document or message. It's seem only natural to drag something you see to somewhere you want it. Could Apple provide this? I know I could get shareware to give me more time and date tricks. And I could use a word processor that has a "current date" or "current time" macro. But I like considering ways in which Apple could naturally and unobtrusively give us another small improvement. They need 129 new features for each operating system release, you know! The time/date is a menu, and you usually don't have a reason to drag menu headings or menu entries. Is this within Apple's interface guidelines at all? Do any other applications let you drag menu titles or menu entries as text? Would I have to accept the time/date in the format used in the menu bar or menu, or would there be a reasonable way for Apple to give me a choice of formats?