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Windows 7: How to set date format in Word 2002

25 Aug 2011   #1
daniellouwrens

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to set date format in Word 2002

Hi

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.

Thanks

Daniel


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25 Aug 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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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25 Aug 2011   #3
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Hello Daniel -

See if this works.

Open Windows Explorer and search for Contemporary Fax.dot (it is probably in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033).

When you locate the file, double click on it; Word launches and opens the Contemporary Fax template.

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Right click on the Date field.

Scroll down the pop up list and click on Edit Field...

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The Field window opens and displays the current Date formats: of the date field.

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Click the Field Codes button; the Field window changes.

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Click the Options... button; the Field Options window opens.

Change the Field codes: text box to read:
DATE \@ "d/M/yyyy"
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Click the OK button; the Field Options window closes and you return to the Field window.

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Click the OK button; the Field window closes and the template Date field is updated.

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Save the template.

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To verify, Close the Contemporary Fax.dot template then reopen it.

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The Date field format should display as desired.

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Regards,
GEWB


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25 Aug 2011   #4
daniellouwrens

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

GEWB

thanks for your help, your advice was spot on.

Cheers

Daniel
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25 Aug 2011   #5
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
GEWB

thanks for your help, your advice was spot on.

Cheers

Daniel
You're welcome - glad it worked out.

Can you can mark the thread "Solved" to help out others searching for a solution to the same problem?

Regards,
GEWB
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25 Aug 2011   #6
daniellouwrens

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
You're welcome - glad it worked out.

Can you can mark the thread "Solved" to help out others searching for a solution to the same problem?

Regards,
GEWB
Hi

it seems the thread is already marked as solved.

Cheers

Daniel
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25 Aug 2011   #7
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
Hi

it seems the thread is already marked as solved.

Cheers

Daniel
(The forum admins are at the top of their game!)
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