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
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    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
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    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
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    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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