Re: Variable Date

From: Keith Powell <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 2005 - 15:30:46 CET

Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> Hi Keith,
> You want:
> Insert->Field->Data and Time->Custom date/time.
> In the "Extra Parameters" box, enter this:
> %dth %B %Y
> The "Custom" date/time field accepts the same format
> as the Unix strftime() system routine. I know that's
> not the most intuitive interface in the world, but I
> suppose it can get the job done.
> Best,
> Dom
> --- Keith Powell <>
> wrote:
>>I am trying to set up my own letter template, in the
>>format of:
>>My address1
>>My address2
>>Current date in the British format. (that is, for
>>example, 24th February
>>2005 - or even 24 February 2005).
>>But I want the date to be a variable so that it is
>>correct whenever I
>>use the template.
>>Using insert->date does not make it a variable.
>>There is nothing in
>>the insert->field->date menu which is of the
>>correct format. I can't
>>see how to use the customisable date/time to see if
>>I can set that up
>>to be how I want the variable date to be.
>>Is what I want possible, please, or have I continue
>>typing the date in
>>each time I write a letter?
>>This is the only "shortcoming" of Abiword which I
>>have found, and I use
>>it as much as possible.

Hello Dom.

Many thanks for your very prompt reply and the information, which I

It is exactly what I want. I have got "fed up" with typing my address
and the date each time I write a letter.

The best word processor has just become even better!

All the best

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