Date Format


Colin_McCullough
 

Thanks Mike 
I am 100% user of Family Historian + Legacy Which i keep synchronized every day.Each data base = 20,000+
Legacy is totally long date format on all date entries
It would have been nice to have Family Historian the same hence my inquiry. 
A change format with more than 2 formats choices in the focus or home page windows only is a bit limited.
If not possible still love program
Yours 
Colin McCullough


Mike Tate
 

Hi Colin,

There is only one internal format that uses the GEDCOM form 5 SEP 2020 or 5 JUN 2020

But there are many display formats and they can be customised independently for Diagrams, Narrative Reports, Queries, Records Window Columns, etc.

So it depends where you want the LONG format displayed.

 

The format codes are explained in FH Help > Family Historian Help > Using Family Historian > General Topics > Date Formats

 

In the Property Box, FH uses ABBREV2 format and that cannot be customised.

In Diagrams see Diagram > Options > Text > Edit > Date Format where you can set Long format.

Most Reports just use ABBREV2 format, but Narrative Reports are governed by the Sentence Templates where such as {date:LONG} works.

In Queries and elsewhere in Expressions you can use such as %INDI.BIRT.DATE:LONG% or any other format qualifier.

 

Regards, Mike Tate

 

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How do you convert to Long format ie: 5 September 2020
Currently i am short format ie: 5 Jun 2020
Appreciate how to change if possible.
Thanks 
Colin NZ

 


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Colin_McCullough
 

How do you convert to Long format ie: 5 September 2020
Currently i am short format ie: 5 Jun 2020
Appreciate how to change if possible.
Thanks 
Colin NZ