To insert the current date in Word:

  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Place the insertion pointer at where you want to insert the date.
  • Click the Insert Tab.
Click the Insert tab
  • In the Text group, click on Date and Time.
In the Text group, click Date and Time

The Date and Time dialog will appear. See screenshot below:

Date and Time dialog
  • On the left side of the dialog, select the date format you like.
  • If you want the date to update automatically each time you open the document, check Update automatically. If this box is checked, each time you open the document, the Date will automatically change to the current date according to your system’s date.
  • Click the OK button.

These easy steps will insert a date into your Word document.

To insert the current time in Word:

  • Go to Insert > Text > Date and Time. The Date and Time dialog will appear.
  • Select the time format you like from the left side of the dialog box.
  • If you want the time to update automatically each time you open the document, check Update automatically. If this box is checked, each time you open the document Word will automatically change the time according to your system’s time settings.
  • Now press the OK button to insert the current time into your Word document.

This is how you may insert date and time in Word.