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[Solved] Incorrect DATE using the Wizard to create a report?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Incorrect DATE using the Wizard to create a report? Reply with quote

Okay, this is really not a problem but it is just something that makes you think
is it just me , or no one uses this feature or just didn't notice it?

When I use the OpenOffice.org Base and use the 'Wizard' to create a report,
it creates a new OpenOffice.org Writer doc and pops-up the 'Wizard' to help
create the content , starting with a TITLE , AUTHOR and DATE.

Well, the TITLE=Default , the Author pulls my name from some place,
but the date is 4/26/02 and today is 1/29/2008 ?

I know, I can just edit the date in the doc and be done with it, but is it just me
or some configuration problem or some incomplete 'Wizard' coding?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, it isn't just me. I did a Google "OpenOffice+4/26/02" and got one hit here:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=55231

and another in a OpenOffice 'Mail Reader' ? that gave instructions on how
to change from a 'fixed date' to a current date but the instructions where
for OpenOffice 2.2 and I couldn't successfully find the items it described.

Why would someone code a 'fixed date' into an application as the DEFAULT
and provide a method to switch to the current date or another option?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:18 am    Post subject: [Solved] Incorrect DATE using the Wizard to create a report? Reply with quote

Here's the workaround.

In step 5 of the Report Wizard in the section 'Layout of headers and footers' ,
even if the default selection is highlighted, select the default or any other
format, and the format is applied and the date is formatted.
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