How to calculate a field in Word

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2955418%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHow%20to%20calculate%20a%20field%20in%20Word%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2955418%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%20have%20a%20Word%20template%20that%20I%20use%20to%20upload%20Word%20documents%20to%20a%20Sharepoint%20list.%20The%20document%20has%20a%20Document%20Control%20section%20at%20the%20top.%20User%20enters%20the%20Effective%20date%20and%26nbsp%3B%20Revision%20Schedule%20which%20is%20a%20dropdown%20%22Annual%22%2C%20%22Every%20x%20years%22%2C%20there%20is%20a%20ReviewDate%20field%20as%20well%20which%20is%20not%20part%20of%20the%20Document%20Control%20section.%20How%2C%20if%20possible%2C%20can%20I%20enter%20a%20formula%20for%20the%20ReviewDate%20to%20calculate%20it%20based%20on%20Revision%20Schedule...ie%20If%20Revision%20Schedule%20is%20%22Annual%22%20then%20ReviewDate%20%3D%20EffectiveDate%20%2B%2012%20..%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-2955418%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EWord%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2963062%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20How%20to%20calculate%20a%20field%20in%20Word%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2963062%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F412655%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40GoRod1%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3EWhile%20date%20calculations%20are%20possible%20in%20Word%2C%20they%20are%20very%20convoluted.%20See%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fgmayor.com%2Finsert_a_date_other_than_today.htm%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fgmayor.com%2Finsert_a_date_other_than_today.htm%3C%2FA%3E.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
New Contributor

I have a Word template that I use to upload Word documents to a Sharepoint list. The document has a Document Control section at the top. User enters the Effective date and  Revision Schedule which is a dropdown "Annual", "Every x years", there is a ReviewDate field as well which is not part of the Document Control section. How, if possible, can I enter a formula for the ReviewDate to calculate it based on Revision Schedule...ie If Revision Schedule is "Annual" then ReviewDate = EffectiveDate + 12 ..

3 Replies

@GoRod1 

 

While date calculations are possible in Word, they are very convoluted (in most cases). See https://gmayor.com/insert_a_date_other_than_today.htm.

Thanks Stefan!

@GoRod1 

 

I'm glad that you found my reply helpful. 

 

Most of all, you should thank Graham Mayor, who wrote the article at https://gmayor.com/insert_a_date_other_than_today.htm.
:)