PK Tip: Changing the Date Formats

Dates and times are used in several places in Personal Knowbase. Most important is the Article Date which is (optionally) shown in the Article Window and Index Window’s Titles column.

Personal Knowbase uses the standard Windows date formats for its dates. So, you can change the format for any date from the Windows Control Panel, but keep in mind that this change would affect ALL your Windows programs that use the same date formats.

PK’s “date” fields are affected by the Windows “short date” format. PK’s “time” fields are affected by the Windows “long time” format.

How you change the Windows date formats depends on which version of Windows you’re using.

Windows 8.1 and 10: Change these settings from the Control Panel’s Clock, Language, and Region section under Region.

Windows 7: Change these settings from the Control Panel’s Clock, Language, and Region section under Region and Language.

Windows XP: Change these settings from the Control Panel’s Regional and Language Options section.

Windows 10 Control Panel

This describes in more detail how to change date settings in Windows 10. Previous versions of Windows are similar with only minor differences.

  • Right-click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner and select Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
  • Click on Clock, Language, and Region.
  • Under Region, click Change date, time, or number formats.

The following screen shot shows where to change the settings that Personal Knowbase uses:

Control Panel Region tab