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mstone_56

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Hi! is there anyway in any program 9 preferably word ) but in excel or in anything, that I can make a key on my keyboard register the time and date when i push the that particular key, would be good if it could be done for the right or left side of the mouse or one of the F keys., this is to work like a counter, but i need the time and date, or at least the time, hope you understand my wording, thanks
 

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in word, go to tools, customize,insert,date,click on keyboard,click on insert, scroll down to insert date,assign sortcut key and then assign.

well it worked in word 2000.

try it

wen
 

mstone_56

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Originally posted by Dreamboat
Where do you want the time/date to appear?


I want it to appear on either a word doc or in excel werever I can get it to appear.
I just have to record the times, anything up to 500 times in an hour,
 

Anne Troy

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As long as Wen's suggestion works, and it sounds like it should, then use Word along with Wen's method.

Let us know if it doesn't work for you.
 

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Yes that works, but not the way i need the time/date to work, is there anyway to have what you suggested, but without the little box comming up that you have to either click ok or hit enter,
the short cut key works good, thanks for telling me how to do that, but can i do it without the other??? or do you know any other way to do this, any other program?? all I need is a counter/log of timing, in minutes and seconds.that can be repeated up to about 60 or more times a minute, by just hitting a shortcut key, you will realize that to do this acurate I wouldn't have time to hit enter or click okay everytime
thanking you
 

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I'm not sure you followed wen's direction then.

I just opened Word 2000 (what version are you using?), and I:


Hit Tools-Customize
Click on Toolbar tab
Under Category, choose Insert
Under Command, choose Date
Drag the 8/7 icon up onto your toolbar
Drag the Time icon up onto your toolbar
Close the Customzie dialog box

Whenever you hit the 8/7 button, the date is inserted
Whenever you hit the Time button, the time is inserted

If you need more accuracy (to the seconds), then you better record a macro that takes the following steps:

Hit Insert-Date and Time
Choose the one that has the date with the seconds
Hit Ok
Stop record

If you want a Word document that does this, or if you want instructions on how to record a macro, email me at [email protected]
 

mstone_56

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sorry I am only using 95B

but what wren told me worked except I kept getting this little window up to tick OK to insert the time and date will try your idea, many thanks
 

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95B? We're not talking about your operating system. Open Word, and hit Help-About. Are you saying you have Word 7 for Windows 95?
 

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Thank you works just like I wanted it to, thank you
office 97 ( word yes ) thanks for your help,
 

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Hi! The following works as in putting the time into a word document, but my problem now is when I reopen the word document the time changes to the time I open the document, ( example I was recording times hour/minute/seconds, on certain day at pm, and wanted these times for future refference , but opened this document and all the times changed to the time I opened it at 10.18am the next day and then adjusted the following times in the intervals I had recorded the previous night ), how can I save these times so they do not change, please!!!

I am using windows 95B.
thanking you for your time.
 

Anne Troy

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When you recorded the macro to insert date and time, did you remove the "update automatically" checkbox?
 

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Sorry to annoy you again, where is this checkbox I have been into word-tools-customize, and word --tools --options, cannot find it??
thanks for your time
 

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It's not under there, m.

Why don't you email me and request a document I wrote that explains how to record a macro? Then, I'll even customize it to tell you exactly how to record a macro that will insert the date and time RIGHT NOW and it won't be updateable--meaning, when you open it later, the dates will be what they were when you inserted them, and not NOW.

I'm at work, so I don't have the time to write all those instructions.

And...you're not annoying anybody at all. We're here to help! Until things work the way you want them to, then we haven't helped much, have we?

:D
 
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