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How can I change all dates to another format in Writer? [closed]

asked 2013-11-18 13:48:32 +0200

Joschua gravatar image

updated 2015-11-14 19:52:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi! How can I change all dates to another format in LibreOffice Writer?

Edit: I'm using LibreOffice 4.1 on Linux Mint 14 64bit. The date is a field. (Is there a way if it would be just plain text?)

Thank you!

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Please edit your question to provide greater detail and an example. Include your operating system, LO version, and details such as whether the date is a field or plain text.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-11-19 04:44:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-11-21 23:02:12 +0200

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updated 2013-11-21 23:03:58 +0200

If the number of fields is small, then the Edit/Fields dialog will let you move from one date field to the next. So the method would be Edit/Fields; change the date format; move to next date; change the date format; etc.

If you have a number of fields to change from one format to another, then you can save the document as an .fodt file (plain text), then search for the date fields -- they will look like <text:date style:data-style-name="N80" (plus the date). The "N80" will vary depending on the date format. You can use a plain text editor to globally change the "N80" to whichever format code you want.

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Would be nice if there was some way with formatting styles. Let's say there was an option dates and it would affect all dates.

Joschua gravatar imageJoschua ( 2013-11-24 22:41:27 +0200 )edit

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