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I have a problem with a specific user's computer running windows XP SP2 and Office 2007. Although she has the regional date setting in windows to dd/mm/yyyy, her office applications are still reverting to mm/dd/yyyy which is driving her (and me) nuts.

None of our other machines is doing this. Does anyone have a clue as to what to be looking for as the source of this irritating problem?

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Does this go for all Office programs or just one in particular? – Ivo Flipse Feb 11 '10 at 12:37
Can you post more details on the regional settings on this computer compared to the ones that work. – ChrisF Feb 11 '10 at 12:39
Is Outlook connected to Exchange? – paradroid Nov 5 '10 at 11:51

From the friends of Experts Exchange:

I changed the separation symbol from "/" to "-" and oddly enough it worked after that!

Note: you have to change this in XP's regional settings.

So dd-mm-yyyy

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