How to Change or Modify the Creation Date of a Word Document

In order to have a clear organization of your documents, files and folders, you can make use of a very practical function that one of the Microsoft Office tools offers us. Since when you create a document a creation date is added but this can be modified by the user. And in this article we are going to teach you what you should do to change or modify the creation date of a Word document.

The useful and valuable functions that allow us to use the different tools of the Office suite, seem to have no end. And a clear example of it is this, with which you will be able change or modify the creation date of a Word document. This is something that seems not to be possible, since when modifying a document the date is changed automatically.

But it is not like that, if you can make changes and modifications in this section that you can verify each time you enter the Files tab and select the Properties option.

But do not worry, we will teach you the step by step, so you do not get confused. Since knowing how to modify this data is important as we already said, as well as knowing the exact creation date of a document.

How to change or modify the creation date of a Word document

At once we will indicate the steps to follow to change or modify the creation date of a Word document. And we will start by locating ourselves in the taskbar and click on the clock in this way the date and time properties are opened. Then modify the day, the month and the year if necessary, in short, put the date you want the display to show Word document.

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Once you have finished with this step, you must click on the Accept option, then look for the document which you want to change or modify the creation date.

Once you have located it, open it and go to the upper left corner and click on the icon. Once this is done, a menu will appear with the options New, Open, Save, Save as.

Steps to change or modify the creation date of a Word document

In our case we are going to select the Save as option and then we are going to choose the file type. And then the Save As window will be displayed. The next step is to choose a new place to save the file. But you must take into account that you must keep the same name and then you will click on the Save option.

When performing this operation, the file will be saved and show the date indicated by the computer clock which we have modified. The next step is to go back to the date and time properties, so that you correct the date and put the actual date. You can do this same procedure with all Word documents.

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You may find that this option is very useful and easy to apply, of course you must modify the date with each Word document. And you can sort them chronologically in your folders.

It is also important that for be able to make changes to the date from the computer, you must have permissions therefore log in as administrator.

There is no doubt that the tricks that can be learned and applied to carry out certain operations in our documents are many. And this is one of them and thus ends this tutorial that I explain with simple steps what you should follow to change or modify the creation date of a Word document.

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