Date and time settings

Choose "Date & time" from the settings menu to open the window from which you can:

  • Set the date and time format to UK or US time and a 12 or 24 hour clock
  • Add timezones and switch between them in the masthead

These are global settings which are applied across all your hubs.

Setting the date format

In the Date & time formats section you can choose to display dates in UK or US formats or use a 12 hour or 24 hour clock.

Choosing to view and add timezones
Choosing to view and add timezones

Adding and switching between timezones

By default when you view events and editions, the start and end date will be shown in the system time zone, that is the local time set on your computer. The system time will be displayed in the masthead unless you have selected another timezone.

To add a timezone choose "Add/remove timezones" from the menu or choose "Date and time" from the settings menu.

Choosing to view and add timezones
Choosing to view and add timezones

In the Date & time settings window, choose the "+" icon and click in the text box labelled "Enter a region, city or timezone". A list of available timezones is displayed showing the region and local time in that region. You can type a city or region name to narrow the selection.

Choose the timezone you want and click the "Save" button at the top of the window.

Adding a new timezone
Adding a new timezone

The timezone is now available in the timezones menu in the masthead and you can switch to a timezone by choosing it from the menu. In this example we'll choose the "New York" timezone.

The start and end times for editions that you view, edit or create will be displayed in the time of the timezone you have selected. The creation and modification date of content items in the production view are also shown in the time of the currently selected timezone.

Note that Dynamic Content uses UTC timestamps, all that you are doing when changing the current timezone is changing the offset in which dates and times are displayed in.

The new timezone is now available in the masthead menu
The new timezone is now available in the masthead menu

The start and end dates for the editions in the "May holiday sale event" are now shown in New York time.

Switching to the America/New_York timezone. Edition start and end times are now shown in this timezone.
Switching to the America/New_York timezone. Edition start and end times are now shown in this timezone.

With the New York time zone set, it's now easier for a UK based planner to create an event to go live at 9AM New York time rather than having to do the time conversion manually.

When you create, view or edit an edition its start and end date will be in the currently selected timezone.
When you create, view or edit an edition its start and end date will be in the currently selected timezone.

Indicating the system timezone

If you have chosen a different timezone from the system time on your computer, then the system timezone is marked in the timezone menu with an icon. In the image below, the system time is set to the Europe/London timezone, but the current timezone is America/New_York.

If the current timezone is different to the system time, the system timezone will be marked with an icon.
If the current timezone is different to the system time, the system timezone will be marked with an icon.

The timezone list

The timezones shown in the menu are based on the tz database. So, for example for the Beijing timezone select Asia/Shanghai and for India use Asia/Kolata.

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