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PowerPoint 2010: Tips to use different cultures Date / Time format

If you’re using Office 2010 technical preview, and work for a multi-national corporation which has offices around the world. And find it difficult in including dates in formats of different cultures. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open PowerPoint 2010 and click Office tab (You’ll find in the top left corner, if you’re using PowerPoint 2007, you can click on the Office button)
  2. Click Options menu item.
  3. A PowerPoint Options Dialog will appear. First, click Language tab.
  4. In Choose Editing Languages section, click arrow next to Add additional Editing Languages to choose your desired language  you wish to add dates for and then click Add button.
  5. Click OK to confirm changes and exit. 
  6. Hit OK in the dialog box, save your PowerPoint presentation and close it.
  7. Reopen the presentation; place your cursor where you wish to insert the date. Click on Insert tab and then click on Date & Time Button. 
  8. If cursor was inside a placeholder then you’ll need to follow steps below, otherwise you can jump to next step.
    • In Date and Time dialog, you’ll now find your added language in addition to English. You’ll find multiple languages if you added multiple languages in step 4. Choose the appropriate language you want to work with.
    • Select Format and Calendar type of the date which you would like to insert into the slide and hit OK.
  9. Follow steps below, if cursor was not inside a placeholder because you’ll have a different dialog appear:
    • In Header and Footer dialog, you’ll now find your added language in addition to English.
    • A new dialog opens allows you to select format, Language and Calendar type of date you would like to insert into the side. Click Apply or Apply to All depending on your needs.
  10. You should find the date inserted into your slide and showing up in the culture and format you selected!

Source:→ Office Global blog

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