Re: how do I define a date format

Le lundi 05 décembre 2005 à 17:21 +1100, Rod Butcher a écrit :
Harald Richard Ashburner wrote:
Rod Butcher said:

Greetings gnumericsters from Sydney. I need to work with spreadsheets 
which have a date column I can sort the entries by. I use dd/mm/ccyy for 
date format e.g. 31/12/2005. I haven't managed to define this in 
gnumeric for data entry or valiodation.
I went to format cells - date but couldn't find a way to define a new 
date format.
I tried defining it just as custom. But couldn't find a way to specify 
edit rules for the new "custom" cell rule.
Is dd/mm/ccyy currently not possible, or am I just a klutz ?

select 'Custom' in the pane on the left.
Next to 'Format code:' delete "General" (or whatever is there)
and type 'dd/mm/yyyy' (without the ' quotes)
But then I get "dd/mm/yyyy is not true" when I try to enter a date. ??

dd/mm/yyyy is already a predefined format, I do not understand why you
need to create a new one.
To enter a date, just type 05/12/2005, it should work (at least it works
for me), but this might be locale dependent (gnumeric might interpret
this date as May 12th).

Best regards,

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