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 time zones 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 time zones
Choosing to view and add time zones

Adding and switching between time zones

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 time zone.

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

Choosing to view and add time zones
Choosing to view and add time zones

In the Date & time settings window, choose the "+" icon and click in the text box labelled "Enter a region, city or time zone". A list of available time zones 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 time zone you want and click the "Save" button at the top of the window.

Adding a new time zone
Adding a new time zone

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

The start and end times for editions that you view, edit or create will be displayed in the time of the time zone 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 time zone.

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

The new time zone is now available in the masthead menu
The new time zone 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 time zone. Edition start and end times are now shown in this time zone.
Switching to the America/New_York time zone. Edition start and end times are now shown in this time zone.

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

Indicating the system time zone

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

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

The time zone list

The time zones 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/Kolkata.

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