Changing the way ArcMap displays short format dates in Windows Vista

You can change the way ArcMap displays date formats by setting date format options within the Regional and Language settings of your computer.

  1. Click the Start button in Windows Vista.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Clock, Region and Language.
  4. Click Change the date, time, or number format.
  5. Click the Formats tab.
  6. Click the Customize this Format button.
  7. Click the Date tab on the Customize Regional Options dialog box.
  8. Click the Short date format drop-down arrow and click the desired date format.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click OK on the Regional and Language Options dialog box.

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