Quoting @Spiv: “…I just want Today’s date as Text, not field.” (Added by editing?)
There is no predefined action to this effect.
As far as I can see you need user code to implement it.
User code can do it in two ways then:
-1- Convert already inserted date filed to ordinary text (I dare call it “stringify”).
-2- Insert the date as text directly.
A serious disadvantage of the first way is that date fields when inserted without explicit usage of the dialog, always are formatted the way that’s defined as default for the applicable locale (language). These default formats all (afaik) are bad: They generally seem to use 2-digtit-year, any stubborn order of the parts, and fancy separators. They this way do everything needed to mess up communication beyond a small region (like the USA) and to create misunderstandings.
For this wider field of date and date-time handling in
Writer documents, I wrote code some time ago. It is contained in the attached document as working Basic routines in the document’s library, and as plain text as well. The document starts with explanations and examples, however.
You may take from it what you need for a solution to a more specialized task.
Please consider my modest solicitation: Don’t use my code to create/maintain one of the wide-spread silly “localized” formats. Only use ISO 8601 extended for dates (if not under serious threat) amd one of the common formats
HH:MM:SS for TimeOfDay.
The mentioned reasonable formats are used as default in the attached document.
An extremely simplified solution for this special request is given here: