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Date format when using Substitute or Merge

Question asked by Annette on Feb 27, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2014 by philmodjunk

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Date format when using Substitute or Merge

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     Hi, 

     I was just wondering if there is a way to format the way a date appears if you are using substitute or merge fields?

     I have letter templates where I use substitution of fields where I have certain text, some of those are date fields and it always defaults to dd/mm/yyy format but sometimes in a letter I would like it to have the date written in long format.  

     To give you an idea of what I mean I have two fields, one is letter text (text field), the other letter body (calculation).  In the letter text I have the letter template.  Dear <<NAME>>, thank you for your letter which I received on <<LetterReceiptDate>> etc etc.  Then the Letter Body field substitutes <<NAME>> with the Name field of that record, <<LetterReceiptDate>> with the date.

     Seems like a small thing but sometimes the date just looks better in letters written out in long format.  

     Thanks for any help!

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