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Apr 03, 2020

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I want to make sure that every time I insert a date field into a form or other adobe document that it appears with the format as dd/mmm/yyyy. At the moment I am having to adjust each one individually as each new instance appears in the american format of mmm/dd/yyyy.

Is there any way of setting acrobat (and other apps such as InDesign) so that it automatically inserts the date in the format I require?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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No. You can either copy and paste a field that has the settings you want it (and then rename it, so it's not a copy of the original), or use a script to apply the Format option to your pre-existing fields.

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I want to make sure that every time I insert a date field into a form or other adobe document that it appears with the format as dd/mmm/yyyy. At the moment I am having to adjust each one individually as each new instance appears in the american format of mmm/dd/yyyy.

Is there any way of setting acrobat (and other apps such as InDesign) so that it automatically inserts the date in the format I require?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Correct answer by try67 | Most Valuable Participant

No. You can either copy and paste a field that has the settings you want it (and then rename it, so it's not a copy of the original), or use a script to apply the Format option to your pre-existing fields.

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No. You can either copy and paste a field that has the settings you want it (and then rename it, so it's not a copy of the original), or use a script to apply the Format option to your pre-existing fields.

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Thanks. Bit disappointing this can't be done.

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Thanks Try67.  I figured it would be some kind of script, which is greek to me.  I've been able to figure out everything else I've needed on Adobe support and Thom Parkers instructions but I can't find anything on that.  If you know anywhere I might find something let me know, but if it's too complicated I won't bother with it.  Thanks!!

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