Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. 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 Week of the Year.

Determining the Week of the Year

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 9, 2020)

You may have a need to find out the current week of the year. For instance, your company may require you to utilize the week number for accounting or tracking purposes. VBA provides a handy function that allows you to quickly and easily determine the current week of the year:

iThisWeek = DatePart("ww", Date)

When executed, iThisWeek will be equal to the current week number. Notice that this example uses the Date function. If you want to determine the week 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 (12946) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Determining the Week 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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