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Date Format Using '//'

I created a Meeting Notes page using a template. When I insert a date using the '//' shortcut, the date format in the prompt is mm-dd-yyyy. Before now the prompt has been dd-mm-yyyy so I'm wondering what has changed. The date format shown on the page after insertion is as expected.

I asked another user to edit the saved meeting notes page and for him the prompt is dd-mm-yyyy.

I accessed the Meeting Notes blueprint from the space content tools and the date prompt there is mm-dd-yyyy.

I recently changed computer (from Win7 to 10). I checked the Regional settings and both the short and long date formats are dd/mm/yyyy.

Any suggestions how I might change the date prompt I see when using the '//' tool?


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Shannon Atlassian Team Dec 07, 2018

Hi Richard,

The Date Picker format depends on which language you have set for your user in Confluence. It will display the most typical one for that language.

For example, if you have English (US) set, the week will start on a Sunday and show mm/dd/yyyy. If you set it to English (UK) it starts on a Monday and shows dd/mm/yyyy

For more details see:

I hope this helps!



Fantastic! I changed "Automatically detect browser setting" to "English UK" and it worked.

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Shannon Atlassian Team Dec 07, 2018

Great, thank you for letting me know you were able to fix it!

Take care,


@Shannon Spaniol mine is set up as English (United States)

But on the ITS-PRO tempo timesheet, the dates are displaying as DD.MM instead of MM/DD.

For example, today is May 8.

The date should show as 05/08. Instead, it shows as 08.05, which makes me think it is August 5.

This is very confusing, as this is not the USA format for dates.

Please, please PLEASE, HOW CAN WE FIX THE DATE FORMAT???????????????

Shannon Atlassian Team May 09, 2019

Hi there, and welcome to Community!

How incredibly frustrating that it's not following the Confluence set format for US English!

I think Tempo is specifically a Jira add-on, and I'm not aware of any for Confluence. Could you confirm that's what you are using? If so, the issue occur with other aspects of Jira or only on the Tempo parts? 

If that's the case, I would definitely recommend reaching out to Tempo directly or even raising the question in the Marketplace collection of Community with the Tempo tag. That way they can take a look and see why it might not be following the format set by Jira/Confluence.

Let me know if you have any trouble, @K Ericsson!



I used Date picker for assigning tasks and suddenly date format shows "Today" or "Mon, Nov 29" even my setting is English UK.  I did not change anything in my settings and still date format is suddenly different. 

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