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Q: Date Format


The default date format is MM/DD/YYYY. How can I save and display as DD/MM/YYYY? This is very important cos' after I entered in DD/MM/YYYY, Access still convert it as MM/DD/YYY.

Thk a million!

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A: Date Format

Form Access Help
Microsoft Access can display a wide range of international formats. To help ensure consistency among applications, Microsoft Access uses the regional settings in Microsoft Windows Control Panel for the predefined Number and Date/Time formats. If your data isn't displayed in the right format for your country/region, change the regional settings specified in Control Panel.

But you can set them manually as well.

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I live in the United Kingdon and use dates in the short date format dd/mm/yyyy. I have an application that works perfectly with Windows XP and Windows Vista when you change the date format on a machine in the "Regional and Language Options" of the "Control Panel" the dates display properly in the application.The application was developed with Delphi 2009, I believe, in case this makes any difference.When run under Windows 7 all the date fields show up in US format (mm/dd/yyyy) even though all the regional settings, etc. have been set correctly on the machine. Furthermore, running the application in either the Windows XP or Windows Vista emulations does not cure the problem.Is there a known issue about this in Windows 7 or/and does anyone have any ideas?Thank you

A:Date Format Question (reverts to US date format)

Thank you for your update.
Considering the issue is related to application developing, it is still recommended that you contact Delphi support or our MSDN forum for further investigation. This should be more efficient.
Thanks again. Nicholas Li - MSFT

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Greetings, and thanks in advance for your help..

Awhile back I formatted my Windows 10 PCs to show ddd dd-mmm-yyyy on my taskbar clock. This worked happily on my desktop and laptop for months, maybe even a year +

Now (probably starting in the past couple days, if not today), on one of those two PC's, this format will no longer display. It is Okay on the other PC.
What has changed that the taskbar clock space used to expand to fit the "short date" format, but now it will no longer expand - and instead just refuses to display the date at all. (NOTE: I've verified the issue by testing shorter formats -- short formats, like "ddd" show up correctly. Only if you request a longer format will the date not display - evidently because it is too long for the clock area. )

Additional Notes that may help:

* "Working" pc is running build 10586 PC with too small a clock space that won't expand -- Build 14393

*Other differences: Notification/Action center Icon is left of clock on the working PC - Right of clock on the non-working
Right- Clicking on task bar gives "properties" option on working PC -- But "Settings" option on the non-working

( I don't want to prejudice responses - but clearly the implication to me is that some recent OS update is most likely the culprit.)

Thank You

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Hi! Does anyone know what is the format of the date in the field "(battery) Manufacture Date" informed by Lenovo Vantage (Hardware Configuration > Energy)? It seems not to follow Windows setting. In my case, it is set to Brazilian Portuguese DD/MM/YYYY, but there is not a leading "0" in the returned value (see attached image). Does it really disregard the Windows setting and presents it in a fixed format (maybe American English)? When was my battery manufactured (Oct. 07 or July 10)?Thanks in advance.  

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Hi all,

I'm new to Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) and I just can't figure out what's going on here! Basically I want my short date format to be dd/mm/yyyy (UK format) e.g. 05/11/2010, but when I key a date into Excel 2002 it is appearing as 05 11 2010. In Control
Panel I have the short date format set to ddd dd/MM/yyyy and the example is shown as Fri 05/11/2010, but in Excel all the date formats are shown with space separators, e.g. 14 03 2001! I don't think it's an Excel problem though as in Windows Task Scheduler
the dates are shown with spaces there e.g. '19:25 on Mon 01 11 2010'. The date by the clock though is shown correctly with slash separators!

I know in Windows XP you can select the date separator from a drop-down list, but this option seems to be absent in Windows 7. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International in the registry, sDate was set to a space, but changing that to a slash (and rebooting)
didn't fix the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please what's wrong and how to fix it?


A:Date format using space as date separator rather than forward slash!

Hi Steven,
Thanks for the post!
When you set the Short date to ddd dd/MM/yyyy, the date by the clock is shown with slash, however, the date in Task Scheduler doesn’t show the slash. This behavior
is by design. When you double click the time and the trigger tab (for example) in task scheduler, the details are shown with slash.
When you change the Short date to dd/MM/yy, the date in the Task Scheduler and the clock become the same.
For the Excel date problems, I recommend you ask this question in
Office Forum.
The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and
other communities who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. 

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Best Regards,
Miya Yao
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Hi all,

I'm new to Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) and I just can't figure out what's going on here! Basically I want my short date format to be dd/mm/yyyy (UK format) e.g. 05/11/2010, but when I key a date into Excel 2002 it is appearing as 05 11 2010. In Control Panel I have the short date format set to ddd dd/MM/yyyy and the example is shown as Fri 05/11/2010, but in Excel all the date formats are shown with space separators, e.g. 14 03 2001! I don't think it's an Excel problem though as in Windows Task Scheduler the dates are shown with spaces there e.g. '19:25 on Mon 01 11 2010'. The date by the clock though is shown correctly with slash separators!

I know in Windows XP you can select the date separator from a drop-down list, but this option seems to be absent in Windows 7. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International in the registry, sDate was set to a space, but changing that to a slash (and rebooting) didn't fix the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas please what's wrong and how to fix it?


A:Date format using space as date separator rather than forward slash!


The option you're after is controlled from within Excel. If you right-click the cell(s) in question you can select 'format cells' and under 'Date' you can select the desired format.


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I want to format the date of Share Point list, I don't want to create Calculate formula column to format the date because. We cant change the existing date in Calculate formula date.
For Example
Existed date : 12/8/2018. here 
Calculate date : 12 Aug 2018
We cant edit the calculate date, but we can edit the Existed date.
While displaying the Calculate date it is disabling the Calculate date.
I want to change the date of Existed date and format into calculate  date.
"Here I have two question
1. Can we format the Existed date.
2. I know it is not possible to edit the Calculate date. But just asking any possibility is their to edit it."

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I am setting up a spreadsheet for the year and want to use it year over year. I have the cell set up with the date (1/1/2011) with a format of d so that it displays the date as Sat, 1/2/2011 - Sun, etc. Since I want to use this year after year with minimal work and I want to highlight the cells that are equal to Sat and Sun, how would I set up that formula. I tried the basic =A1="Sat" and without quotes but it just returns #NAME. I know working with dates in formulas is different but can't figure out what I need to use.

A:Solved: Excel 2007: conditional format when date displayed as format d

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As above, I recently upgraded to XP from ME and since then the date format in the Received column of Outlook 2000 is in US format while in the Control Panel, everything is set correctly to the UK format.

Is there any way of forcing the issue in Outlook to make it behave as per the Control Panel?

Cheers all.

A:XP is on UK date format, Outlook 2000 is on US format

Hi Simes

After a cursory look through Outlook,
How does the time display in Outlook 2000,
Tools > Options > Calendar tab > Time Zone?

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i am using windows 2000 platform. i want to create a dos batch files that would create a backup or archive files.



09/05/2006 05:46 PM 12,747,232 file01.txt
09/05/2006 05:46 PM 335,320 file02.txt
09/05/2006 05:46 PM 287,742 file03.txt

when the batch runs it will check for the current system date and will copy the files to another folder as


09/05/2006 05:46 PM 12,747,232 file01-09062006.txt
09/05/2006 05:46 PM 335,320 file02-09062006.txt
09/05/2006 05:46 PM 287,742 file03-09062006.txt

how do i achieve this? thanks.

A:Date format in DOS

It has been so long since I have worked in MS-DOS it is not funny but here is a page that might be of some help to you


Have fun and enjoy

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Is there a way to change the date format the machine uses.
For example, my machine organizes pictures by date, but mm/dd/yyyy doesn't really facilitate finding anything.

yyyy/mm/dd would be much better.


A:Date format

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I have just had my pc at work upgraded from XP to Vista, and now all my dates are in the wrong format. For example if I type in 19/11/14 on my database, it automatically changes to 14/11/2019. I've checked the global settings, and they are set to English, United Kingdom, Short date. Our IT guy has discovered the date is wrong when he checks it using the cmd prompt, but can't seem to get it to change. All previously created spreadsheets etc., have change so the dates are wrong. Any advice on how to change it in DOS?

A:Date format

Go to the Region settings found in Control Panel and check your Short date format make sure you set it to dd/mm/yyyy.

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Hi All
Im using the attached vba code and would like to use the "title" format function to show the date of the day in the User Form, is it possible and is there any help on this matter.

Thanks in advance

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I want to format date in my batch script so that I may use it as file name.How can I format date from default formatting to dd/mm/yy ?

A:date format in script

These instructions should be what you want: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_zdpcm/is_200406/ai_ziff128194

Will only work in XP.

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Hi All
Is there any way to give access to end users only to change Date format(from dd/mm/yyy to mm/dd/yyyy and vice versa). I don't want them to change the date just the date format.

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I was searching for a way to enter dates such that they are interpreted in the US (not UK) date format, i.e. mm/dd/yy not dd/mm/yy. It was unresolved in this closed thread http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/910502-us-uk-date-format-excel.html
Since I've solved it, I'd like to share the simple solutrion with interested parties:

1. Close all Office applications.
2. Open Control Panel>Clock, Language, and Region>Region and Language>Change the date,time, or number format.
3. Under Formats, use the drop down to select "English (United States)".
4. Then close and open Excel. From this point on entering 7/1/11 will give you 1 July 2011, and not 7 January 2011.

Don't forget change it back afterwards (unless of course you're moving to the US

A:US to UK Date Format in Excel

You can also format the cells to your needs

Use the custom format

The ;@ forces the date to that format, you enter the date as you normally do so if it's Brittish dd/mm/yyyy and it will change to mm/dd/yyyy if the format is set to mm/dd/jjjj;@

What has to be clear for the use tis that he she has to enter the date as he knows ir should be

If they are used to entering day month year they will have to do that even though the format says different.

because February 1 2011 entered as 1/2/2011 will become 2/1/2011 in mm/dd/jjjj;@ format.

I hope I have been able to explain it,
The advantage is that you don't need to rememebr that you changed you country settings

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I have a list of dates in Excel in US date format and I can't seem to get them to switch into UK date. I've tried the classic re-formatting and putting the data into notepad etc. Sure its pretty easy.

Any ideas?

A:US to UK Date Format in Excel

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I like printing the date on the bottom of my email. But it always comes out like "07/02/03", I do not like this I would rather it look like this "Jul-02-03". At least the month with letters instead of digits. Does anyone know how to do this? And will it be the same in excel and word?


A:windows date format

What mail program are you using?

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Can anyone tell me how to change the format of the date in a footer. I would like in to read "Jan-27-04"

A:excel date format

If you use the Custom Footer option, you can type in whatever you like. I could not find a way to enter the data so that it updates based on your computer's internal settings,

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Hi, this should be easy, how do I determine if the system date format is DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY.

A:VB get System Date Format

I had it figured out some time back but don't remember now. Although as far as I am remember, my method was not full proof and there was no way to tell a date format on days like 1st Jan, 2nd Feb, 3rd Mar, etc.

But still just give me a day or two and I will try to find it out.

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I am running WinXP-pro. When I print checks using Quicken 99 - the date always shows up in this format: "1/1/2006." (It never used to act that way when I was running the program on Win95). I don't see the "1/1/2006" in my long-date or short-date format in the control panel. And I don't see any formatting options for the date in the Quicken 99 program. Has anyone had this problem? thanks, thsh6

A:Date format in Quicken 99

Did you check Regional & Language Options in control panel? Beside your language (for instance English (United States) click on the Customize button, click on the last tab - Date - to change your date format.

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There's a network, WinXP clients with a NT4 networkserver. When a user login (domain user) everything goes fine. But he or she want to change the date format to dd-MM-jjjj (Dutch) format. Keyboard settings, Dutch with US-International keyboard. That is not possible, an error message said "Not a valid date format". When I login as an administrator, there is no problem. Give (domain or local) user administrator rights, does'nt solve the problem.

Any ideas?

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I have a legacy application (Borland Paradox) that ran fine on Vista, but when ported to a Windows 7 PC running under Windows Virtual PC, it kept throwing
an error when querying dates. I have managed to track this down to the European format (DD/MM/YYYY) being interpreted as American format, i.e. MM/DD/YYYY. This is in spite of having the European format set correctly in both Windows 7 & the Virtual XP mode.
Is there a way out of this conundrum please ?

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When I create a footer in Excel 2000 the date format is always 12-03-2003. I can change the date format in cells with excel but not in the footer. I would like to be Dec-02-2003. I also change my setting under control panel/regional settings, this still doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know how to do this.

A:[Resolved] date format

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I live in the UK and want to use the day-month-year format in displaying the date.

In Control Panel, Region and Language, Additional Settings, I've changed my Location and Keyboard, and set my date format to 'd.MMM.yy' (short) and 'dd MMMM yyyy' (long). In the W7 betas, this gave me a day-month-year format in all programs.

In the RC, I get the format I want in the notification area, Windows Explorer and Directory Opus, but my other shareware programs (e.g. Macro Express and Clipmate) display American date format in their listings. I installed them in Compatibility Mode.*

Does anyone know a fix for this? - in the registry, maybe?


A:UK date format in Windows 7 RC

Quote: Originally Posted by MBernard


In the RC, I get the format I want in the notification area, Windows Explorer and Directory Opus, but my other shareware programs (e.g. Macro Express and Clipmate) display American date format in their listings. I installed them in Compatibility Mode.*

Does anyone know a fix for this? - in the registry, maybe?


Just to clarify, does this mean the date within these programs appears in the American format, or (say) in the Programs and Features 'Installed On' column?

If it's the former, I think the only way to make the changes is in the options for those shareware programs, rather than in Win 7.

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Hya folks,

I need to enter a date in a table in access, however instead of using a normal input mask of DD/MM/YY I'd like to use the format DD.MM.YY as this is in line with the date format of all our bespoke software.

I've tried editing the input mask list to no avail. I'd like to keep the field as a date/time field as we need to do queries using it.

Any ideas gratefully recieved .



A:Date Format in Access

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I just installed a split database on a non-profit organization's computer. In a table that contains date fields, I had set the date format to "m/d/yy" when defining the table fields on my computer. When I subsequently designed the input forms for the table, the dates show correctly in that format.

But when I installed the database on the client's computer, the dates show in "m/d/yyyy" format. I thought it might be because that computer's Regional Date Options were set to that format. However, I just experimented on my computer, changing the Regional Date format to "m/d/yyyy", then opening the database to see if the Regional format overrode the format defined in the table. It does not.

So. . . any idea why despite the date format being defined in the table as "m/d/yy" that on the client's computer, it displays as "m/d/yyyy"?

A:Date format not working

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What format do I use when I type 010106 and want it to appear as 01/01/06?

A:Date Format in Excel

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I need to have a column of continuous dates like this
Thur 1/01 or if necessary Thursday 1/01. I can find other formats for date available but not this way. I need to keep the column small. I have a formula that will do this
=TEXT("1/01/04", "dddd/mm/dd") but it will not allow me to auto fill series with the day of the week changing. Can anyone Help. Thanks

A:excel 2002 date format

Try a custom format, via Format -- Cells -- Number. Category = Custom, Type = ddd mm-dd (type it in the box). Click OK.


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Have switched from XP business to Vista. I am now unable to format dates consistantly & sort data into chronological order in excel. I have cleared all formatting, created a new spreadsheet, deleted & inserted individual columns & problem persists.
No matter what date format I choose, eg, English Australia 12/02/2008 the date entered will switch the first 2 numbers, 02/12/2008.This occurs when I am lucky enough to get a date format & such only lasts for about 3 entries. It then appears to switch to text format (entry is set to left of column). It also refuses to format dates in order. (I am selecting all adjoining columns so this that is not cause).
I originaly thought it was a compatibility problem as I copied spreadsheet templetes from XP to Vista, however after creating totally new sheets I am still experiencing the same issues.

A:Vista_Excel Date format issue

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I am perplexed. I have an Excel spreadsheet that contains 3 columns with dates. However when I see the spreadsheet the values do not appear as dates but as decimals - for example 39302.4652777778 . However, when I click and look in the formula bar - the date appears formatted correctly - 8/8/2007 11:10:00 AM. I tried to format the columns, pasting values in a new columns and even re-entering a date itself and still get the decimal even though the formula cell indicate that it is indeed a date. Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance

A:Excel date Format problem

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I have an elaborate Excel file (a weight reduction program) that includes a cell that shows the first day of a month (dd-mm-yy). Based upon which month of the year is in that cell, I want to make an IF statement that uses the number of days in that month (28,30 or 31 days). If I copy that cell and format it as a DATE per the mm format, it just prints the first letter of that month. Therefore, if there was a "J" in that second cell, the IF statement would not know if it was Jan (31 days), June (30 days) or July (31 days).

Anyone have any ideas?

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A:(Solved) Excel Date format


Moved you to Business Applications, as you may get more help here


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I know, there are lots of threads/info out there on the topic, but none (that I've found) have addressed my problem.

I'm simply trying to figure out how to display the time and date on my taskbar, without the day of the week. I don't want my taskbar 3 "levels" high in order to see the date. Why can't I just drag it over so its wider rather than taller? Sorry I'm frustrated, hopefully there is a way to do this, but Windows sure doesn't make it easy.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Having problems with the date format on our Citrix Server

Problem Details:
Office Apps are not using the System Default Date Format.
Regional Options show English (United States) as the locale - dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy as the long date format and that's what we want. However, when you use Word or Excel it keeps defaulting to English UK settings
E.g Thursday, 10 January 2008

This only seems to be affecting MS Office though

Windows 2000 SP4 Server
Citrix Metaframe XP FR3
MS Office Professional 2003 SP2

Recent Changes to System:
Server was in an NT4 domain and was just migrated to an Active Directory Domain. Users are still logging in with their NT4 domain credentials though (problem still exists when I login with my AD credentials).

Things I have checked:
Regional Settings
Registry Setting (HKCU/International)
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Office Date Format

Wonder if this is coming from the "Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings" that are located in Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Microsoft Office Tools...

I played around and found I could force that date format if I set language to English UK.

Hope this helps,


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This may be helpful to some of you? I was irrated that WLM only displayed the day and month in its boxes. I have discovered that WLM takes its display settings from the 'Short Date' as setup in 'Control Panel', 'Regional & Language Options'. You can only use the preset options available in the drop down box but at least my boxes now include the year!
Hope I'm not repeating something that has already been covered in this forum only my search didn't reveal that?

A:Change Display Date Format WLM

All the date formats in the "R & L Options" drop-down boxes include the year, so I don't understand which WLM boxes were not showing the year or how it could be fixed by making another "R & L Options" choice that also included the year.

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I am trying to combine information from a couple cells to create a date header for a column in a worksheet.

I want the cell to read:

Date: Thursday October, 21 2003

I can get the first two parts but the date comes back as a number:

Date: Thursday 37917

Here is the formula:

= "Date: " &'[WKH Daily Roster.xls]Sheet1'!$C$1& '[WKH Daily Roster.xls]Sheet1'!$D$1

The last part is the date "$d1$1"

I know this is probably simple but I searched help in Excel and on Micros.. site with no luck.


A:Format date within Excel Formula

Something along these lines?

= "Date: " &[Book1]Sheet1!$A$1&" "&TEXT([Book1]Sheet1!$A$2,"mmmm, dd yyyy")


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I have not found a solutions which worked, datevalue returned #value etc. The basic problem is if your system date is not according to the date format in your text date column. So if you have set it to ISO, starting with the year, datevalue will not work etc.
This procedure worked fianally:

If the date format is like '12/31/2011 (US Format)
1. Change date format in CtrlPanel Regional & Language Option to the corresponding format, in this case mm/dd/yyyy
2. Select column with dates
3. Format Cells General.
Dates will change to Datevalue 40908 (Nbr of days since 01/01/1900)
4. Format Custom i.e. ISO Format yyyy/mm/dd (which really should be used everywhere)
5. Voila 2011/12/31
6. Change date Format in CtrPanel back to your Format

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I can't find how to change the date in my spread sheet to the following format 00/00/1999. It did work and now it is displaying what I think is the Juilian date. It is showing the correct format in the "edit" box, but in the spreadsheet and when I print it, it is just a number. (36983)

Please help.

A:Excel: Incorrect Date Format

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When I open word and select "Contemporary Fax" the date automatically come up in the MM/DD/YYYY format and I need DD/MM/YYYY as I live in Australia.

How do I fix it so it is the format I need.

I have tried Insert Date, which is set on English US, selecting English Australia then default Default but it just reverts next time I open a Contemporary Fax.



A:How to set date format in Word 2002

Unfortunately I don't have a copy of Office 2002, but I wondered if the following Article might help (it actually refers to more recent versions) - the principles should be the same:
Change the default date, time, number or measurement format - Excel - Office.com

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I have a column of dates in dd/mm/yyyy format, yet nothing I do lets me sort from oldest to newest.
Basically it doesn't recognize the column as having only dates, therefore only allows me to sore from A-Z.
I have tried what was posted on a few other forums, such as copy-pasting the column in notebook and
then back to excel. I've also tried the text to column wizard, with no help.
I've tried creating entirely new excel files and copy-pasting the dates there, either directly
or copying to notepad and then to the new spreadsheet. Nothing seems to work.

A:Can't change date format properly

they are not formatted as dates and probably text

can you attach here ?

click on the date cell and change the format to number or general
you should see a number like
which is today 16th Oct 2015

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Recently I up-graded to OE6, but now the date shown in the recieved column on the inbox is set as USA format (02/23/05), where I want to change it to UK style (23/02/05). No joy.
I've reset the 'Read' settings to western european(windows) in OE and the regional settings in Control panel. All with no luck.

Any tips??

A:Outlook Express 6 Date format??

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Hi people, I'm new around these parts, but I'll try not to be an annoyance.

I had a client come in yesterday with a problem with MYOB displaying the wrong date format. Specifically, it displayed it in MM/DD/YYYY format, instead of DD/MM/YYYY.
Looking at MYOB support, it says it takes the Date format from the computers regional settings, and will change as you change the settings.

The machine is Windows XP SP2, it has no other errors that I've noticed. The machine is only a few months old.

We changed the regional settings, with no effect. We then went to customise the date format. If we made any chages, even selecting something from the dropdown boxes, it would say 'Invalid character' and not allow the changes. I hadnt added any characters, just selected one from the dropdown box. You'd think that they would be correct.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm hoping to have the machine back in the office next week to work on it.

A:Unable to change Date Format


see if there is a bios update available for that motherboard

good luck

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I'm trying to create an order form that will have some auto fill fields such as date, consecutive order number etc...

The first snag is the the date cell. Ideally I would like it to auto fill this field with the days date upon opening the spreadsheet, I couldn't figure that out so under 'format cell' I designated it as 'date' and chose dd/mm/yy as the format.

The weird thing is that when I enter the numbers for the date in that cell it show up as a completely different date. Example, I click on that cell and type: 041206 for todays date and the cell displays 10/24/12 ?? What the heck is that?

Thanks in advance!


A:Excel Date Format Is Screwy?

I have had, what I think to be similar problems and when you set the format to something specific (like mm/dd/yy) that is how you have to enter it, including the "/".

If you do it without the slash then excel interprets it differently and changes it. I am not sure why it does this or what it is doing but I do remember that typing the date exactly how the format was set ... solved my problem.

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Hi Guys,

Anyone encounter this error problem while changing the date format ?

Error :-

One or more of the characters you typed in this field are invalid.
Try typing different characters

Using administrator right i have no problem changing the date format.
If i use my profile i cannot change even i got the access right same as admin..

what is wrong over here ?

Thanx for the help.

A:Error while changing Date Format !!

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I have a small php script which reads records out of a MySQL table and displays them as an HTML page, by date order.

It's easy to make the dates come out as 03-05 or 04-15. I want to show them as Mar 5 or Apr 15.

Here's the short script with my notes as to what works and what doesn't:

<title>Events List</title>
<h1>Upcoming Events</h1>
@ $db = new mysqli('localhost', 'xxxxx', 'xxxxxxxxx', 'rsvp');
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
echo 'Error: Could not connect to database. Please try again later.';
$query = "select Title, Date, Notes from events where Date >= '2010-03-22' order by Date ";
$result = $db->query($query);
$num_results = $result->num_rows;
for ($i=0; $i <$num_results; $i++) {
$row = $result->fetch_assoc();
echo "<h2>".htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Title']))." - ";
$datetime= substr(htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Date'])),5);
// echo $datetime; works OK at this point but gives 03-02, 04-15, etc.
// Next line was to give date as Mar 3 or Apr 15, etc.
// echo date_format($datetime, 'M j') ;
// Instead it gives various errors as I try quotes, double quotes, etc., etc.
// Mostly:
// Warning: date_format() expects parameter 1 to be DateTime, string given ... on line 22
// Tried lots o... Read more

A:Solved: PHP Date read and format

This did it:

for ($i=0; $i <$num_results; $i++) {
$row = $result->fetch_assoc();
$dt= substr($row['DateTime'],0,10);
$new_date = date("Y-m-d", strtotime($dt));
$prnt_date = date('M d', strtotime($dt));
if($new_date >= $start_date) {
echo "<h2>".htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Title']))." - ";
echo $prnt_date . "</h2>";
echo htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($row['Notes']))."<br>";
echo "</p>";

Actually, since the query was already for date >= today's date, the logic loop is not needed...but it took me the day to realize that the error (mine, of course) was I was comparing a date formatted as '2010-03-24' with a date formatted as 'Mar 24' .

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