A very cool tip from Susan Harkins at TechRepublic for automating a statement that says what follows applies to a week, indexed by a date within the week:
This post made in the week of October 24
It requires a macro though.
Entering dates in Word is easy-calculating dates is another matter. If all the conditions are just right, a nested field will work, but there are no guarantees; date fields just aren’t flexible enough to always handle all possibilities. A macro is the best way to go.
The macro is copied into your normal template in Word. You can modify it to give the date for some other day of the week if you like.
Here’s how I’d use this. Every semester I have to produce outlines for classes that say something like “In the week of October 24th we’ll be covering Chapters 15 and 16”. The problem is that October 24th isn’t Monday every Fall semester, so if I were to reuse this document — which is the whole point of having class outlines — I’d have to change that date every year.