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#1 kbens0n

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:56 PM

Any way to get RootsMagic to understand slashed dates as I was taught them in my school days (ie. 6/10/2013 is June 10, 2013 -or- 10 Jun 2013 -NOT- Oct 6, 2013 -nor- 6 Oct 2013 ? I've just discovered that some of my date entries are not what I assumed they'd be. My fault for not paying attention, but apparently a hard old habit to break ;-)
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#2 Ludlow Bay

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

Any way to get RootsMagic to understand slashed dates as I was taught them in my school days (ie. 6/10/2013 is June 10, 2013 -or- 10 Jun 2013 -NOT- Oct 6, 2013 -nor- 6 Oct 2013 ? I've just discovered that some of my date entries are not what I assumed they'd be. My fault for not paying attention, but apparently a hard old habit to break ;-)


I created a new person, added birth & death dates in your format (6/10/2013) and upon moving to the next field saw them automatically corrected to 10 Jun 2013. I observed the same behavior when editing an existing fact date. Where are you seeing this anomaly?

#3 kbens0n

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hmmm
My Windows 7 Region and Language Options Date Formats are set correctly
My RootsMagic Tools-> File Options ->Date Format is 10 Jan 1959
If I create a new individual and add a date (6/10/2013) to an event it is converted to 6 Oct 2013
CTRL-SHIFT-U reregistration didn't help - Scratchin' my head in elder dementia temporarily
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#4 Ludlow Bay

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

Look at RM Tools/Program Options - drop-down in upper right - "How to interpret ambiguous dates:"

Option 1: Use the windows settings (default)
Option 2: 5/10/1959 means 10 May 1959
Option 3: 5/10/1959 means 5 Oct 1959

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

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Look at RM Tools/Program Options - drop-down in upper right - "How to interpret ambiguous dates:"

Option 1: Use the windows settings (default)
Option 2: 5/10/1959 means 10 May 1959
Option 3: 5/10/1959 means 5 Oct 1959


Thanks Ludlow. Choosing Option 2 seems to have me back, but I'm not understanding why Option 1 ain't matching my Windows setting - something for another day, I guess !
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