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How can I insert a fixed date in a CALC footer [closed]

asked 2015-07-29 21:55:36 +0200

Edward gravatar image

I have various CALC files with footers incorporating a date field to show revision/update/release date. The date field available in the footer automatically updates when a document is opened. Is there a way (other than entering a date as text) to reference the most recent file SAVE date, instead of today's date? As a workaround I export the files to PDF and print the "fixed date" copies, but if I inadvertently open/print the calc file I get the current date rather than the release date (causing colleagues viewing my hard copies to believe data is current when in actuality the data may be weeks old).

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answered 2015-07-30 14:13:26 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi

You can use a macro like:

sub PysUpDateFooter

dim oDoc as object, oStyle as object, oFooter as object

oDoc = thisComponent

if oDoc.haslocation then    
    oStyle = oDoc.StyleFamilies.getByName("PageStyles").getByName("Default")

'   oFooter = oStyle.LeftPageFooterContent'
    oFooter = oStyle.RightPageFooterContent

    oFooter.LeftText.String = FileDateTime(thiscomponent.url)
'   oFooter.CenterText.String = FileDateTime(thiscomponent.url)'
'   oFooter.RightText.String = FileDateTime(thiscomponent.url)'

    oStyle.RightPageFooterContent = oFooter
end if    

end sub

(Un)comment as needed (left/right page, left/center/right area) Example: UpdateFooter.ods

Regards

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answered 2015-07-30 00:39:11 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

It must be possible using a macro, but not via the menu (I had a quick search for the location in the object tree but was unsuccessful).

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