Issue 104768 - custom date format not available in slide footer
Summary: custom date format not available in slide footer
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m11
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2009-09-03 20:17 UTC by arghman
Modified: 2014-06-14 16:26 UTC (History)
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Description arghman 2009-09-03 20:17:05 UTC
The header/footer dialog in Impress allows the use of automatic variable
(current? or last saved?) date/time, but only a few formats.

Please add the ability to use custom formats. If OpenOffice runs on top of Java,
why can't you support the formatting options of java.text.SimpleDateFormat?

I would like to configure date/time as "Thu 3 Sep 2009 14:59" or "September 3,
2009 14:59" or whatever format I feel like using for a given presentation.
There's no way you can cover all the reasonable date/time formats, so please
offer a way for users with reasonable skills to use custom date/time formats.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-09-04 07:56:05 UTC
Comment 2 Derrick Collins 2014-06-14 16:26:03 UTC
In OpenOffice Impress 4.1.0 on Windows 8.1, I have confirmed the limitation of selecting Date and Time formats for the Slide Footer from a pre-populated drop-down.

My steps to reproduce:
1.      Create a new Impress presentation.
2.      Select Insert -> Date and Time.
3.      Select Variable.
4.      Observe the available Date and Time selections in the drop-down (there are 10 different formats to pick from).

Also, I compared this to PowerPoint 2013. PowerPoint also does not offer any  Date and Time formatting customization in the Slide Footer. It has a similar drop-down menu selection of date and time formats (13 different formats to pick from, or only 3 additional selections).