Go to layout mode. Select your date field then above (in the menu bar) select Format. Date will be in that list. If it is grey'd out then it means either you don't have the date field selected or that the field isn't a true date field. Only true dates can be formatted at the layout level to display dates in various ways, just as only true numbers can be formatted to display multiple decimal points, dollar signs etc. :smileyhappy:
Thanks but I still have a problem: I go to Layout, select Date, but then on Format I see nothing specifying Date, either gray or black. Do I have to do something else? Appreciate your help. I worked on FMP 5 ten years ago but find this much harder to do. Bill
You must be in layout mode (View > Layout Mode). Then select your date field then select Format. The date option is halfway down
Working with FileMaker is much easier now! Welcome forward! :smileyhappy:
I have the current date (shown as //) in my header. I select the field, click on format, and find no mention of date in the choices. I am running on an evaluation copy. Does this make a difference?