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    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10. Under Windows 7 the date on my dynamic stamps would show as "Dec 07, 2016". But now, under Windows 10, it shows as "12/07/16". I think it has something to do with how long and short dates are handled between the two versions of Windows but I'm not sure. How do I get the date back to the way it was in Windows 7?

  • #2
    Dear DanD,

    Thanks for your post.Do you mean the date on your custom dynamic stamps? If so,the date format for the customized dynamic stamps is the same to your system's date format.
    So you just need to customize your system's date format to the one you like, then it will be applied to stamp in Foxit Software.
    Note:You have to make the option "Enable JavaScript Actions" selected under "Trust Manager" tab in "Preferences" dialog box before you create your customized dynamic stamps.
    Otherwise, the newly selected date format in your system won't be applied to customized dynamic stamps.


    • #3
      I've done what you suggested but it didn't change anything. Windows 7 defaulted to the long date but Windows 10 is defaulting to the short date. How do I change which date it uses?


      • #4

        Dear DanD,

        Sorry for the inconvenience.I have submitted the situation"The format of the date on custom dynamic stamps is always defaulting to the short date in windows 10" to QA team to do further analysis with report ID#QCPHANTOM-3577.
        I will get back to you for any updates about it.


        • #5
          DanD ,I am writing to inform you that you are able to create dynamic stamp which has date with "MMMM dd, yyyy" format included.
          Please help to follow the instructions below:
          1:Go to "Control Panel", make sure that "View By" is set to "Category", and click on the "Change date, time, or number formats" link.
          2:You will be taken to the Region window where you can change the basic format by selecting pre-defined formats from the dropdown menu. Then we will need to further customize the formatting by clicking on the “Additional Settings” button there.
          3:In the customize format window go to the Date tab. Here you can customize how the short date (appears on the taskbar),please
          copy "MMMM dd, yyyy"(without double quotation marks) and paste it into the short date field there,click on "OK" to save the setting.
          Finally,please try to create custom dynamic stamp within Foxit PhantomPDF,you will find that the date on the dynamic stamp will be displayed in "MMMM dd, yyyy" format.