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changing date format has no effect on current timeline.

randybisig
Thu, 10 May 2018 21:50:32 GMT

Changing date format from European style (DD MMM YYYY) to American style (MM/DD/YYYY) doesn't change anything on the current timeline, even when saved & closed.

aeonjess
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:07:08 GMT

Hi, When you say that nothing changes, do you mean the date that is displayed, or the position of the event? For events that you have already entered, their dates are stored internally - changing the date format once events have been added does not change their actual date. It only effects the format that is displayed on the timeline (if you are displaying dates in the Short format) and how it recognises dates you enter from then on. When you change the date format, are you expecting the dates to move (eg. a date you wrote as 1/8/2007 in European style moving from 1st Aug 2007 to the 8th Jan 2007 on your timeline? Or is the display of dates not changing either (ie. the date display should change from 1/8/2007 to 8/1/2007)? Jess

randybisig
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:54:43 GMT

The format showing on the screen was 10 May 2018. I changed the format to MM/DD/YYYY. I expect the date to change to 05/10/2018. It didn’t. It remained as 10 May 2018. I’ll send snaps and video of that also.

aeonjess
Fri, 11 May 2018 02:25:30 GMT

Hi, There are two different places that refer to date format, and they refer to slightly different things. If you are accessing the Preferred Date Format from the Options/Preferences menu, this refers to specifically the date order that you use. It has options such as mm/dd/yyyy, dd/mm/yyyy, and yyyy-mm-dd. It is used so that the program will know what you mean when you enter a date such as 1/5/12. However this only changes the date displayed if you are already configured to display this shortened format. In Timeline Settings (the cog icon) there is an option called "Date Formatting" which is specifically about how the date is displayed on the timeline. This gives you options to show your dates in Short Form (eg. 2/8/4), Medium Form (2 Aug 4) or Long Form (2 August 4) If you wish the way that the date is displayed to change on the timeline, you should select Short Form from this menu, and the dates should change on your timeline. Jess