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Format the date pattern in PDF forms using LiveCycle Designer

We have our own preferable ways to write the date format. Most of the great software honor this and allow users to configure the pattern of a date.

If you are creating a PDF form using Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES3, having a date format of your choice is a walk in the park. LC Designer offers many pre-defined formats for the purpose, and also lets you define your own custom formats using the building blocks, such as MM for month, YY for 2-digit year, and YYYY for 4-digit value of the year. Watch the video to see how do so.

For more information see the following links:
A complete list of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES3 documentation.

Detailed information about date patterns in Designer Help.

Check out the Designer FAQ for more Q&A.


4 thoughts on “Format the date pattern in PDF forms using LiveCycle Designer

  1. This is my problem also. Can’t get it to show date only. I have a Date/Time field, the Value tab type is Calculated-Read Only and Runtime Property is Current Date/Time. It is not bound to anything so no binding tab. My only options in the Patterns box are combination date/time patterns. If I try to delete the time portion from the pattern I get errors.

  2. Hi, I am trying to insert a DateTime field to the form, but display the CURRENT date (date only, not time). When I do this, the end result is always displaying both Date AND Time, and I cannot get it to display JUST the current date. Is there a way to achieve this?

    • Theo: As I demonstrated in the video, select the DateTime field, click Patterns, click Edit. Now select one from the many Date only patterns available. For me this works and does not show time in the field. Let me know if this works for you.

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