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I have created a form template in Word 2007 which include various fields. Some of the fields are to show time (i.e. 15:47:32). I’ve set the text field properties as Date HH:mm:ss.

The trouble arises when the form is then completed. If I input 15.47.32, it correctly converts to 15:47:32 but if I input 12.12.31 it converts to 00:00:00. This also happens if I input 12:12:32. I’ve looked at this all afternoon now and it’s driving me insane.

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As you've probably figured out the "Date" type is actually a DateTime type, which holds both a date and a time. My guess as to what's going on: 15.47.32 cannot be converted to a legal date. So Windows is converting it to the time portion (and probably leaving the Date portion as today). 12.12.32 can be a legit date (Dec. 12, 1932), so Windows is converting it to the Date, and setting the time portion to 12AM on that day. Unfortunately I don't currently have Word available to me to give you any actual solutions :( – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 22 '12 at 18:01
I understand what Techie007 is saying but within the "Date" type it gives you the option of HH:mm:ss (without any date reference) so I would of thought this would of ignored the date issue. There is no option to just have a "Time" field. – Michelle Grant Nov 23 '12 at 9:41

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