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Re: Date of file changes from UK to USA version when added to Dropbox

Date of file changes from UK to USA version when added to Dropbox

Lyn14
Explorer | Level 4

I have produced a spreadsheet, but when its put into dropbox the dates changed from UK to USA version.  Is there away to stop this

Thanks inadvance

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Nancy
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for the screenshot, @Lyn14! From your screenshot, it looks like you’re previewing the file on the Dropbox website. 

 

Can you please click on the “Open in” button above the preview, and open your file with Excel for the web instead? Do you still see the dates in the US format then?

 

If yes, do you see any option to switch to the UK format instead?


Nancy
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Lyn14
Explorer | Level 4

Nancy, thankyou. Yes I was viewing in the Dropbox.  I thought that because I was just "looking" it was okay.  

 

Thanks everyone for taking time to help me,

Lyn14
Explorer | Level 4

Mark, Thanks for helping.  This is what I was doing wrong, thought it might help you 

 

From your screenshot, it looks like you’re previewing the file on the Dropbox website. 

 

Can you please click on the “Open in” button above the preview, and open your file with Excel for the web instead? Do you still see the dates in the US format then?

 

If yes, do you see any option to switch to the UK format instead?

Lyn14
Explorer | Level 4

Walter thank you for trying to help - a solution was found - thought you might want to know

 

regards Lynn 

From your screenshot, it looks like you’re previewing the file on the Dropbox website. 

 

Can you please click on the “Open in” button above the preview, and open your file with Excel for the web instead? Do you still see the dates in the US format then?

 

If yes, do you see any option to switch to the UK format instead?

Walter
Dropbox Staff

Glad to hear it's  sorted now and thanks for keeping me in the loop too @Lyn14 

 

See you around the Community and have a lovely week ahead! 


Walter
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