Date/time format change in beta 7 and 8

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Jestar
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:11 pm Post

In the previous betas until version 7 and now version 8 (as well as 1.9.8), the date/time format via insert using Ctrl-F6 was: "Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:55:15 PM". It has since changed to: "Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:55:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time". I have been unable to locate any place that the format can be changed. I just don't need the timezone addition. Note that I also looked in the Windows date/time/locale settings and was unable to find anything there to specify the format. Word and other programs that allow insertion of the date/time all have a means to determine the default format to be used as well as a means to change the format "on-the-fly". Would like to see this as a possibility, but would accept to going back to the "long" format without the timezone.
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm Post

Hi Jestar,

You are correct that Scrivener does not provide an option to adjust the format of the inserted date/time text directly. Still if you modify the long format of your Windows installation, Scrivener should pick it up. We plan on adding this formatting option in Scrivener, but I will not lie, this is not a high priority ticket at the moment.

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Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:02 pm Post

tiho_d wrote:Hi Jestar,

You are correct that Scrivener does not provide an option to adjust the format of the inserted date/time text directly. Still if you modify the long format of your Windows installation, Scrivener should pick it up. We plan on adding this formatting option in Scrivener, but I will not lie, this is not a high priority ticket at the moment.


Just wanted to come back to this for a moment. The issue was the addition of the time zone to the date/time stamp. Until beta 7 and beta 8, it took the Windows long format and pasted that information in with a press of Ctrl+F6. There is no Windows format setting to turn the time zone stuff on or off. Scrivener 1.9.8 does not add it when pressing Ctrl+F6. It is just the latest beta 7 and beta 8 that has changed. I'm living with it, but wanted to be clear that the issue is in the beta (7 & 8 ) and cannot be fixed via Windows format settings, nor was it an issue with previous betas or the 1.9.8 version.
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tiho_d
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:51 am Post

Hi Jestar, in the next beta release, you might be happy to check the File > Options > Editing > "Insert date time using custom format:" setting. Enjoy!

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Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:31 pm Post

tiho_d wrote:Hi Jestar, in the next beta release, you might be happy to check the File > Options > Editing > "Insert date time using custom format:" setting. Enjoy!


And it works. Thanks. Very helpful to have the inserted date the way we want it.

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:33 pm Post

tiho_d wrote:Hi Jestar, in the next beta release, you might be happy to check the File > Options > Editing > "Insert date time using custom format:" setting. Enjoy!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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