Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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 Month.

Determining the Day of the Month

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 28, 2014)


When creating macros, you may have a need to know the specific day of the month represented by a particular date. For instance, you may want to determine the day of the month on which the macro is being executed. The following code will do the trick:

iDay = Day(Now())

The Day function returns an integer value representing the day of the month of whatever date you provide. In this example, the Now function represents today's date, and so Day returns today's day of the month.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13146) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Determining the Day of the Month.

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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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2014-06-28 22:49:52

Nitin Bajpai

Thank you. I would like to tell other readers that in Excel too, we have the same feature of getting g today's date. The procedure is.
In a cell type
This will give today's date, closed parentheses returns today's date.
Thank you

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