Prerequisite: Create the Acknowledgement Letter in Microsoft Word and Export Merge Fields

You can add today's date through Microsoft Word because it is not a default merge field to export.
In Microsoft Word 2003 or prior:

  1. In Microsoft Word select Insert, Date and Time from the menu bar
  2. Select the appropriate date format and click OK
  3. Mark the Update Automatically checkbox to have the date be the current date every time the document is opened
In Microsoft Word 2007:
  1. On the Office ribbon, select the Insert tab
  2. Under the Text group, click Quick Parts, Field
  3. Under the Categories box, click Date and Time
  4. In the Field names box, select CreateDate, PrintDate, or SaveDate
  5. Select the date and time format that you want in the Date formats box
  6. Click OK when ready
Now, you can Import the letter template into Sphere.  Once that is completed, you can create an Acknowledgement and download the files through Contacts > Gifts for existing donations, if desired.