Date cell and convert to pdf problem [closed]

asked 2016-03-14 10:25:09 +0100

Jackolantern gravatar image

updated 2020-09-01 15:16:28 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hello all. I was wondering whether the following issue is a bug or if I am doing something wrong.

I created a date cell in a Word 2016 document. My Word 2016 program is in the Dutch language.

I convert my Word 2016 file to a PDF document using the following command in the command prompt:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 5\program\soffice.exe" --convert-to pdf datetest.docx

After opening the generated pdf file my date is displayed in the English language. So for example, I get Monday 14 March 2016 instead of Maandag 14 maart 2016.

When I refresh my date cell in my original Word 2016 document, the date is displayed in Dutch.

OS is Windows 10 and LibreOffice version is

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If you have Word why not save as pdf in Word? What language and locale is set in LO?

peterwt gravatar imagepeterwt ( 2016-03-14 11:27:01 +0100 )edit

I don't want to save as pdf in Word, because I want to convert multiple Word 2016 files to pdf files at once with help from a small script I wrote. The language and locale are both set to Dutch.

Jackolantern gravatar imageJackolantern ( 2016-03-14 13:32:17 +0100 )edit

What do you see if you open the Word document in LO? If the date is correct what happens of you export as pdf?

peterwt gravatar imagepeterwt ( 2016-03-14 14:53:11 +0100 )edit

When I open the Word document in LO, LO shows the English date instead of the Dutch date. When I open the docx file in Word again, the Dutch date is set.

Jackolantern gravatar imageJackolantern ( 2016-03-14 16:50:44 +0100 )edit