iWork:Pages - how to inset a auto-generate date fot a template

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Howiieque, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Howiieque macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    hello everybody.
    i want to insert a date in the header and save it as a template. just as what the templates shipped with Pages.

    i have no difficulty in inserting the date( from the date menu), and i saved it as a template. the question is that when i use the template next time, the date is the date that i created the template. while apple's template has no this kink of problem.

    would someone tell me how to fix it, please?

    thank you in advanced
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    Did you use the Insert > Date and Time menu to insert the date? Then right- or Control-click on the date & select Edit Date & Time. Be sure to check the auto update checkbox.
  3. Howiieque thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    thank you for your reply.
    i tried this, it works to some extend.
    but i don't want to update every time i open it.
    i noticed that apple's templates leave the auto update to blank. but it actually has the correct time when you create document from the template.

    i also did another interesting experience. i created a document from a template and then i saved it as a new template. but when i used the new template, the date won't work correctly.

    hope someone can give me a brief explanation.
    thanks in advanced. :)

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