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From: "Ken Healy" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Cautionary Tale on Date Inputing
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 14:59:23 -0500
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When did May become the 4th month?

Ken Healy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul E. Lawrence" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Cautionary Tale on Date Inputing


> At 01:03 PM 12/4/2004 -0600, Mike Fox wrote:
> >A date entered as 11/25/2004 will appear as -- 25 Dec 2004. To my
surprise,
> >however, a date entered as 11/4/2004 will appear as 11 May 2004. Whoops!
>
> If you have your preference date set to day-month-year then TMG interprets
> the date you entered in that format thus 11/4/2004 is correctly
interpreted
> as 11 May 2004. If you enter 11/25/2004 it is obvious that there is no
25th
> month so TMG reverses the entry and you get 25 NOV (not Dec) 2004....it
> probably would be nice if TMG gave you a warning on the latter....
>
> However, if you are entering numerics for you dates you must remember that
> they should be in the same sequence that you have set in the
Preferences....
>
>
>
>
>
> Paul E. Lawrence
>
>
> My Lawrence Genealogy web page is located at the following URL:
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>
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>
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