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Determining the Day of the Month

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated June 13, 2020)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


When creating macros, you may have a need to know the specific day of the month represented by a particular date. For instance, you may want to determine the day of the month on which the macro is being executed. The following code will do the trick:

iDay = Day(Now())

The Day function returns an integer value representing the day of the month of whatever date you provide. In this example, the Now function represents today's date, and so Day returns today's day of the month.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (807) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Determining the Day of the Month.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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