Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Determining the Day of the Year.

Determining the Day of the Year

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 10, 2015)

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.

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 and 2010. 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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