Re: custom date format in PowerPoint?

Subject: Re: custom date format in PowerPoint?
From: Dave Brown <david -dot- brown -at- tait -dot- co -dot- nz>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 14:47:26 +1300


The 'Long Date' field in Power Point (at least for PP97) is determined by the 'Long Date Style' setting on the Date tab of the Regional Settings Properties in Control Panel.

Change your 'Long Date Style' to dddd, d MMMM yyyy on the machine which is displaying the slide show.

Dave Brown d8¬)»

Dick Margulis wrote:

> Our receptionist is using PowerPoint to run a daily events calendar slide show in our lobby. She wants it to include an automatically updated date field in the format "Tuesday, 4 December 2001." Unfortunately, that's not one of the choices PowerPoint offers.
> So, okay, I know how to customize the date format in Word, but PowerPoint isn't Word.
> Anyone out there a wiz who can tell me how to either (a) access someplace in PowerPoint where I can tweak this or (b) OLE insert the field from Word, so that it automatically updates every day or (c) do something else that will relieve the receptionist of the onerous <g> task of typing the date manually each day?


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