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I see how to add a date to the footer that updates automatically, either via "Insert->Header&Footer" or "Insert->Date&Time". Works great!

However, I can't figure out how to do this with a custom date format (for example, just the year "yyyy"). I had thought maybe I could create a field in Word that used a custom date format and copy and paste it into my PP document, but that didn't work.

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After a quick look for a way to do this, I cant seem to help you. Im very surprised that a simple option like this could have been missed out. – Connor W Dec 23 '09 at 18:37
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I believe you'll need to do a macro for this. I remember seeing something similar in Excel. I couldn't find the article I saw a couple of years ago, but I did find this one for Excel Excel Article

I'm not a programmer, but you may know someone who is or maybe someone from here can help you with the exact language. Still, I think a macro is the vehicle you'll have to use and the language contained in that article should help your programmer put it together. I hope this helps.

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I think you are right. A 'one liner' will do the job: Sub AddCustomDateToSlideMasterFooter() ActivePresentation.SlideMaster.HeadersFooters.Footer.Text = Format(Now(), "yyyy") End Sub – DaveParillo Jan 6 '10 at 18:50
Thank you. That was my next guess :) – Jordan 1GT Jan 7 '10 at 2:49

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