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Leonardo Steller wrote:


My Calc date format is MM/DD/YY and I need it like this DD/MM/YY.
I have to work with a table with several dates which are in format
DD/MM/YY, for example 02/07/15 that corresponds to 02 July 2015. My
problem is that Calc understands this date as 07 February 2015!!!!
I tried with Right Click -> Format Cells and typing a format code
DD/MM/YY, but it didn’t work because Calc just change my date from
02/07/15 to 07/02/15, and it stills understand it as 07 February
I also went to LibreOffice -> Preferences -> Language Settings ->
Languages, in the option Date acceptance patterns I typed
D/M/Y;D/M. This didn’t work neither.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance.

I think this only works if you have chosen a locale that has the dd/mm/yy format as default, e.g. 
English(UK). I don't know why. I would think that specifying both the Date acceptance pattern and 
the Format Cells should solve the problem, but apparently the locale setting has preference over 
the Date acceptance pattern for input. Maybe they could add an option telling which one has 
preference, or always give the Date acceptance pattern option preference.
Piet van Oostrum <>
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