Compel date field to show Create Date

  • I have a large cache of legacy documents that were stored with someone using the insert date function of Word. Now, whenever one opens these documents, the field reverts to today's date. I understand the value of said functionality, but these documents should represent with accuracy the create date, not today's date. I know how to update the field to show this manually, but I'm wondering if there is a way to force the issue.


    In other words, If date field is present, change value from Today to Create Date.


    Is this possible? Automatic would be preferred, but a button tied to a macro stored in personal would work.