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I'm producing a template for a step-by-step guide, updating an old design produced in other software.  Once created, these guides are unlikely to be updated more than once or twice a year.  The original design includes the date last exported/printed on the back page. The format used is in the style of month year (for example, July 2021) and this works nicely for these guides.

Now that I'm trying to implement this in Publisher, I can't see a way to drop the offered day of the month from the field.  Is there a way to override this that I'm missing?  In shorthand, I'm after something like mmm yyyy - not some variation of dd mmm yyyy.

If we have to, we can obviously enter or update this manually, assuming we remember - but it would be nice to have this aspect automated.

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In case it's significant, it's specifically the Printer or Exported Date field that I'd like to use.

I did come across one or two posts from a couple of years back asking for similar functionality, but  I suspect that it isn't available yet.

—— Gary ——

Photo/Designer/Publisher: Affinity Store, v2.1.1 release

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20 minutes ago, GaryLearnTech said:

I did come across one or two posts from a couple of years back asking for similar functionality, but  I suspect that it isn't available yet.

No, it's not available.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
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4 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

No, it's not available.

I had a feeling that was the case - thanks for confirming so quickly.

—— Gary ——

Photo/Designer/Publisher: Affinity Store, v2.1.1 release

Mac mini (M1, 2020), 16GB/2TB, macOS Ventura 13.4.1(c) • MacBook Pro (Intel), macOS Ventura • Windows 10 via VMware Fusion • iOS: current release

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You're welcome.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.4.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.4.1

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Oh that's sneaky.  I do like the way you think, @Lagarto - thanks for that suggestion!!!  :)👍

It had occurred to me earlier that I could place a white shape over the top of the day number to mask it - it's at the lower left corner of the page and left justified - and that might be almost good enough.  It would probably produce a slight variation between single day and double day dates.  Not that anyone would notice unless they went looking for evidence.  But your suggestion should work better.

 

—— Gary ——

Photo/Designer/Publisher: Affinity Store, v2.1.1 release

Mac mini (M1, 2020), 16GB/2TB, macOS Ventura 13.4.1(c) • MacBook Pro (Intel), macOS Ventura • Windows 10 via VMware Fusion • iOS: current release

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HI - we have now added custom date formats to the 2.2 beta which is available now.

If you'd like to give it a go you can join our beta program here - be great to get your feedback.

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