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Re: Header/Footer formatting question.

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  • Subject: [mg21654] Re: Header/Footer formatting question.
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <8615sh$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <8615sh$juk at>,
 bt585 at (Michael Chang) writes:

> I'm running Mathematica 3.0.x on Windoze NT, and would like the *current*
> date to appear as
> Monday January 17, 2000 (say ... this is today's date)
> in my (left) footer.  In the past, the command given to me was
> Cell[ TextData[ {ValueBox[ "Date"]}], "Header"]
> in the File->Printing Settings->Headers and Footers menu.  This used to
> work alright, and output
> 12/25/99 (say)
> for December 25, 1999.  Unfortunately, now it only outputs
> 1/17/0
> Is there a way that I can get the current date to automatically appear as
> Monday January 17, 2000 (say)
> or, at the least,
> 1/17/00

Try these on for size.

This will produce:

<Day Name>, <Month Name> <Day>, <Full Year>

Cell[TextData[ ValueBox["DateLong"]]]

This next example will produce:

<Month>/<Day>/<Full Year>

Cell[TextData[{ValueBox["Month"], "/", ValueBox["Day"], "/", 

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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