Change the date format

Project has 21 different date formats for wherever they show up in your project (columns, calendars, timelines, Gantt bars, reports). You can change the date format on the Project Options dialog box:

  1. Click File > Options.

  2. Click General.

  3. Under Project view, pick an option from the Date format list.

Date format list in the Project Options dialog box

Use a date format from a different country

All the default date format options follow the same pattern — the way people usually write dates in your country. If you want to switch to a different regional or national date format (European or a specific European country, for example), you need to change your region in Control Panel.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Change the date, time, or number format.

  2. In the Region and Language dialog box, click the Format tab.

  3. Change the format:

    • Pick new formats from the Short date and Long date lists.


    • Pick a region from the Format list. Don’t forget that this also changes the way Windows displays time.

  4. Open Project and pick a date format in the Project Options dialog box (see above).

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