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Change Date Format in Word 2007

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 by | Filed Under: MS Word

Did you give yesterday’s Date Picker feature for MS Word 2007 a try?

I know that I really love the idea… especially for templates.

Anyway, as I was working with the Date Picker I noticed, as I’m sure so did you, that the date is formatted in a way that I would rarely use…


This leads me to wonder how I can change that.

So, as expected, I went searching for an answer.

And… after many failed attempts with right-clicks and whatnot I finally took a good look at the Controls section of the Developer tab of the Ribbon.


Guess what?

There’s a Properties button that becomes active when I have the Date Picker selected.

Clicking the Properties button gave me just what I was looking to find… Imagine that?


As you can see in the center area you do have a choice as to how the date is formatted.

Pick one and click OK.

Yeah! I mean I thought that this little gem had a lot of potential to begin with but now I find it even more useful that I did before.

~ April

3 Responses to “Change Date Format in Word 2007”

  1. lovesblueskies says:


  2. Word user says:

    Thanks for telling me how to do this. I also tried the right-clicks. :)

  3. Morry says:

    this advice did nothing for me whatever. perhaps i’m trying to do something different. when i fiddle around with the date control properties, i can change the format but i could already do that. but i am no further ahead making the the desired date format the default so that whenever i insert a date, my format is what i get.

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