# How to set a first draft date and a current draft date?

I want to insert two dates into my article class TeX file: first draft date and current draft date, how can I achieve that?

In most examples that I see in pdf form, it centers on the page the following:

First Draft: Date
Current Draft: Date

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How do you define "draft"? Last time it was saved? Compiled? –  aclear16 May 16 '13 at 15:55
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I would suggest hard-coding the never-changing "first draft" date and using \today for the "current draft":

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[UKenglish]{isodate}% http://ctan.org/pkg/isodate
\begin{document}
First draft: \printdate{1.1.2013} \par
Current draft: \today
\end{document}


Different date formatting options are available. See the isodate package documentation for more information.

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