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The Date and Time Hot Codes

These codes are used to insert a specific date and/or time into the target document.

Code Action Example
<YYYY> Insert the current year with century, as decimal number If today is April 10, 2001 then <YYYY> with insert "2001"
<YY> Insert the current year without century, as decimal number (00-99) If today is April 09, 2001 then <YY> with insert "01"
<MMMM> Insert the current month name in full form If today is April 09, 2001 then <MMMM> with insert "April"
<MMM> Insert the current month name in short form If today is April 09, 2001 then <MMM> with insert "Apr"
<MM> Insert the current month as decimal number (01-12) If today is April 09, 2001 then <MM> with insert "04"
<M> Insert the current month as decimal number without the leading zero (1-12) If today is April 09, 2001 then <M> with insert "4"
<DDDD> Insert the current weekday name in full form If today is April 09, 2001 then <DDDD> with insert "Tuesday"
<DDD> Insert the current weekday name in short form If today is April 09, 2001 then <DDD> with insert "Tue"
<DD> Insert the current day of month as decimal number (01-31) If today is April 09, 2001 then <DD> with insert "09"
<D> Insert the current day of month as decimal number without the leading zero (1-31) If today is April 09, 2001 then <DD> with insert "9"
<HOUR12> Insert the current hour of day in 12-hour format (00-11) If now is 13:15:16 PM then <HOUR12> with insert "01"
<HOUR> Insert the current hour of day in 24-hour format (00-23) If now is 13:15:16 PM then <HOUR> with insert "13"
<MIN> Insert the current minute of hour in decimal number (00-59) If now is 13:15:16 PM then <MIN> with insert "15"
<SEC> Insert the current second of minute in decimal number (00-59) If now is 13:15:16 PM then <SEC> with insert "16"
<AMPM> Insert the AM/PM indicator If now is 13:15:16 PM then <AMPM> with insert "PM"

The Extended Date and Time Hot Codes

These extended codes are also used to insert a specific date and/or time into the target document.

Code Action Example
<TIME:format> Insert the current time with the specific format (see below) If today is April 10, 2001 then <TIME:%#m/%#d/%y> with insert 04/10/01
<TIME:+(hours:minutes :seconds):format> Insert the time ahead of the current time by (hours:minutes :seconds), and with the specific time format (see below) <TIME:+(24:0:0):%#d> will insert the date of 24 hours from now (e.g tomorrow)
<TIME:-(hours :minutes :seconds):format> Insert the time before the current time by (hours:minutes :seconds), and with the specific time format (see below) <TIME:-(24:0:0):%#d> will insert the date of 24 hours prior (e.g. yesterday)

 

Time Format

 The time format consists of one or more characters. Characters preceded by a percent sign % bear a special meaning:

Characters Meaning Example
%a Abbreviated weekday name  
%A Full weekday name  
%b Abbreviated month name  
%B Full month name  
%c Date and time representation appropriate for the current Windows setting  
%d Day of month as decimal number (01 - 31)  
%H Hour in 24-hour format (00 - 23)  
%l Hour in 12-hour format (01 - 12)  
%j Day of year as decimal number (001 - 366)  
%m Month as decimal number (01 - 12)  
%M Minute as decimal number (00 - 59)  
%p A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock  
%S Second as decimal number (00 - 59)  
%U Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as the first day of week (00 - 53)  
%w Weekday as decimal number (0 - 6; Sunday is 0)  
%W Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as the first day of week (00 - 53)  
%y Year without century, as decimal number (00 - 99)  
%Y Year with century, as decimal number  
%% Percent sign (%)  

Characters that do not begin with & are left unchanged. You can also use the # flag to prefix any formatting code. In that case, the meaning of the format code is changed as follows.

%#a, %#A, %#b, %#B, %#p, %#X, %#z, %#Z, %#%
# flag is ignored.

%#c
Long date and time representation. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995, 12:41:29".

%#x
Long date representation. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995".

%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y
Remove leading zeros (if any).


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