Ask Your Question

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

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

Joschua gravatar image

updated 2020-07-12 12:59:21 +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!

edit retag flag offensive reopen merge delete

Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-14 19:53:06.597615


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

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

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

w_whalley gravatar image

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.

edit flag offensive delete link more


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

Question Tools



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

Seen: 215 times

Last updated: Nov 21 '13