The format of the date inserted depends on the language in the spellcheck. You can change this language in the Review tab->Language->Set Proofing Language. Here are a few examples of the output in different languages:
- English (Unites States):
These formats are the ones that are commonly used in each language. So it seems that your spell checker in Word is in English and your system is in a language that formats dates in the same way as in Swedish. If you're writing a document in English, it's probably best to format dates like in English, and if you're not, you should change the spellcheck language. However, if you really want to write in English and use the
2017-03-08 format, you can temporarily change the spell checker to a language that uses that format (for example Swedish) and then changing it back to English after having inserted the date won't change the date format.
If you want to change the way the date is formatted in a certain language, you can go to the Insert tab->Date and time. Then a window will pop up with a list of ways to format dates and times in that language:
To set one as default, pick one and click on the Default button. When you've done that, that format will be used every time you insert a date using Shift+Alt+D. You can also insert a date or time in a specific format without using it as default by pressing OK. When you set the default for one language, it won't change anything for the other languages.
You can also change the language in which it's formatted by selecting another language in the Language list on the right. However this will also change the language of the spell checker, but as I said, changing the language back after inserting the date won't change the date format.
To summarize, here is what you should do to solve your problem:
- Change the spellcheck language to Swedish or any other language that uses the
- Insert a date by pressing Shift+Alt+D.
- Change the spellcheck language back to English or whatever language you're writing in.
This is the result: