How do I change the date & time format of my SMS messages?

In your dental software you have the ability to change the date & time format within your SMS templates you send out to patients.

To access SMS setup, click on the SFD button in top left hand corner of the screen then select Setup form the menu (shown below).

Now you are within the Setup screen, click on the SMS button which is situated in the Miscellaneous section (shown below).

The SMS Properties window will now appear.

To change your date format click on the dropdown button shown below and select your desired option.

Below is how each option will be displayed:

dd/MM/yyyy = 03/09/2013

dd/MM/yy = 03/09/13

d/M/yy = 3/9/13

Now, to change the time format, click on the dropdown button shown below and select your preferred time format.

Below is how each time format option will be displayed:

HH:mm = 09:05, 21:05 (Uppercase 'HH' = 24 hour clock)

H:mm = 9:05, 21:05 (Single Uppercase 'H' = does not show leading '0' in 24 hour clock)

hh:mm tt = 09:05 AM, 09:05 PM (Lowercase 'hh' = 12 hour clock, tt = AM or PM)

h:mm tt = 9:05 AM, 9:05 PM (Lowercase 'h' = does not show leading '0' in 12 hour clock, tt = AM or PM)

Once you have selected your desired date and time formats click Save in the bottom right hand corner of the window.



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