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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: TMG-L: TMG and Julian and Gregorian Calendars
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 17:29:43 -0500

Hugh, you are wrong. I have entered hundreds of dual dates by entering 1
Jan 1720 and TMG converts it into 1 Jan 1720/21. Check how you have the
dual dating set in System Configuration.

bob gillis

Hugh Wilding wrote:
> I'm sorry, Bob, I now follow what you're getting at. As you say, TMG comes
> configured to accept the convention of "Old Style" dating between 1583 and
> 1752 (in that range it accepts the year element expressed as "yyyy/yy"
> between 1 January and 25 March) and if you want to change the range, goto
> Tools>Options>Advanced and do so. BUT you do have to be specific when you
> input the year i.e. you must type in 1 Jan 1717/18 (or 1717/8 or 1717/1718)
> to get this feature to work. If you type in 1 Jan 1717 on its own, the
> little genie in TMG does not jump out to clarify whether we're talking new
> style (1718) or old style (1717) or to automatically impose 1717/18 (which
> is what I thought you meant), rather it leaves it as 1 Jan 1717. I'm quite
> happy that this should remain under my control because of the inconsistency
> encountered with year dating in the original sources.

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