Save Date field

Is there a way to define a document field that automatically gets updated with the last date on which a Writer file was saved?

#modified Date

Hello @Servant,

To insert an automated Textfield for the Document’'s last modification date, you could do this:

  1. Select the menu "Insert / Field / More Fields...",
  2. In the dialog that pops up, select the tab "DocInformation",
  3. In the listbox called "Type", select the item "Modified",
  4. In the listbox called "Select", select the item "Date",
  5. Click on the button "Insert".

This answer neglects to mention the listbox called "Format", a step should be inserted between steps 4 and 5 as follows:

4.5. In the listbox called "Format"select the format desired for the date, (If the desired format is not shown select Additional formats…. (If the format desired is still not shown one can be created. See notes) With the desired format selected click OK)


  • To create a new format chose one that is similar to the desired format and modify it by changing what is shown in the Format box then click the button containing a check mark. A comment can be added as well by clicking the button containing a comment bubble and entering the comment in the box that appears.
  • Although the Select listbox separates the fields into Date and Time categories, Time meta characters can be inserted into Date formats and vice versa.
  • If the file has not been saved the field will will not be populated and thus will be very narrow.