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Determining the Month of the Year

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 24, 2017)

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

iMonth = Month(Now())

The Month function returns an integer value representing the numeric month of whatever date you provide. In this example, the Now function represents today's date, and so Month returns the current month, as a value ranging from 1 to 12.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (815) 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 Month of the Year.

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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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