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Determining the Day of the Year

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated November 14, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


If you are writing macros in VBA, you may have a need to determine the current day of the year. For instance, you might want to know that February 21 is the 52 day of the year. VBA includes a handy function that allows you to quickly and easily determine the current day of the year:

iThisDay = DatePart("y", Date)

When executed, iThisDay will be equal to the current day number. Notice that this example uses the Date function. If you want to determine the day number for a different date, simply substitute that date in place of the Date function.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12436) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Determining the Day of the Year.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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