Inserting the date, page number, or other variable onto a layout
You can display or print fixed information (such as the date as it was when entered) or variable information (such as today’s date) when you print or preview records. For example, display the current time in a report footer each time you print the report.
You can also display the date, time, or user name as it is when you place it on the layout. This information stays the same whenever you display, print, or preview records. (You can also insert the current date, time, or user name into a field in Browse mode.)
To insert the date, page number, or other variable onto a layout:
In Layout mode, click the Selection tool Selection tool in the status toolbar, and click where you want the information to appear.
If you want the information inserted into an existing text object, double-click where you want to place the insertion point.
Choose Insert menu, then choose one of the following commands:
If you insert a symbol, only the variable's symbol appears in Layout mode (such as {{CurrentDate}}). You see the value of the variable in Browse, Find, and Preview modes, and when you print the layout.
Note  You can type the characters listed for the symbol instead of using the commands on the Insert menu. For example, you can type {{CurrentTime}} to insert a time symbol. Variables are not case-sensitive, but they can contain no spaces or extra characters between the curly braces.
In Browse mode and Preview mode, a text block displays and prints only as much text as will fit within its dimensions. Because a symbol often expands when replaced with its variable text, the contents of a text block may be clipped and may not appear in its entirety. If necessary, resize the text block to display all of the text. For information on resizing text blocks, see Resizing and reshaping objects.
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Adding text to a layout