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{datetime} is about either setting time stamps for your document or handling time data in {diagrams} (e.g., using {pgfplots}). If you are setting the date/time for a title, include the {titles} tag.

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\shortmonthname for German in datetime

It seems that if you set your document to ngerman, datetime currently only supports abbreviated names for the days of the week (Mo, Di, Mi …), but not for month names (Jan, Feb, Mär …). Is there ...
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What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?

What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year of the current date? I am a beginner in LaTeX.
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“Dimension too large” while working with serial date numbers

I export plots using matlab2tikz and pgfplots from MATLAB to TeX. Most of my plots contain "serial date numbers", which are the days since January 0, 0000. As you can guess, the numbers get quite ...
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How to compute the difference between two time points (e.g., 11:30 am and 01:20 pm => 110 min)?

Is there a simple way to compute the difference between two times (same day), so 11:30 am and 01:20 pm should lead to 110 min (or 1h 50min), for example? I saw the datenumber package but it only seems ...
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datetime causes incorrect date format even when babel is loaded first

According to the package manual, datetime supports language-sensitive date formats provided that babel is loaded first. The example on page 2 is: \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{datetime} ...
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print hour & minutes in french style

I'm using babel, datetime & siunitx but I don't see an automatic way to mark and to write time in the french style. It's possible with plain hour with datetime: SI{18}{\hour} -> 18 h. But for ...
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fmtcount problems with french & newcommand

I built & used a complex command \qd this spring who requires datetime package and therefore fmtcount. I start again to use my command these days, but occurred some changes. I suspect updates of ...
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How to compare two times from datetime package

I have this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{datetime} \begin{document} \currenttime \par \formattime{18}{0}{0} \end{document} and want to compare these times if the time is before or ...
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What is the time for the beginning of a day? \formattime{00}{00}{00} or \formattime{24}{00}{00}

I have set \settimeformat{ampmtime}, and I want to print a time which is the very beginning of the day. For \formattime{00}{00}{00}, it gives me 12:00am; for \formattime{24}{00}{00}, it gives me ...
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Using macros in Memoir chapter for a Diary

I'm trying to create an automatic chapter head which displays the day of the week and date (kind of like a diary entry) I have a directory called "august" within which is a file called 01.tex. The ...
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\usepackage's phantom \ifnum [duplicate]

So I'm trying my hand at creating some packages (on WriteLaTeX, because my Surface can't run TeX1), and have run into a rather fascinating problem. My packages just won't load; they complain about ...
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How to use Eastern Armenian month names instead of Western Armenian?

When using for example the datetime package and printing month names, LaTeX uses Western Armenian month names: Յունուար Փետրուար Մարտ Ապրիլ Մայիս Յունիս Յուլիս Օգոստոս Սեպտեմբեր Հոկտեմբեր Նոյեմբեր ...
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Time calculations

Based on a given starting time, I'd like to automatically calculate a time table. Based on https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/de.comp.text.tex/BQrRUYmDrHw I put the following MWE together: ...
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Advancing \today by x days [duplicate]

New LaTex user here, hoping you can help me. I am drafting a letter, the submission date of which I do not yet know. For this reason I am dating it using \today. However, in the text of the letter, ...
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Problem working fontspec, babel and datetime with cyrillic

I have discovered that fontspec with russian babel settings doesn't work with datetime package. I tried to compile such code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} ...
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\the\year in Roman and \the\month in text

I would like to get the month in text e.g., June and the year in Roman, e.g. MMXIV when I call \the\month and \the\year I also would like to avoid using any external package (I found some related ...
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Change \the\year

Is it possible to make LaTeX believe that the current year is 2012, so that \the\year prints 2012? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} % What to do so that the following prints 2012? ...
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How to input current date directly from datetime to pgfgantt

I would like to input the current date taken from "datetime" into the "pgfgantt" package to update the date bar automatically at compilation. The date seems to be in the correct format, however ...
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Print week number in title

Is there is a way to insert week number instead to type it directly? My current document code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} ...
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Custom Date on Latex

I have the following code: \shortdayofweekname{<day>}{<month>}{<year>}. Packages: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to create a timeline with chronosys or something similar?

I need to create a timeline in latex. This is what I have right now \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{chronosys} \begin{document} \startchronology ...
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Custom Dates for every date

In LaTeX you can output the current date by writing \today in your document. This is very handy if you want to set the date of the document to today. Normally I write the preamble of my documents like ...
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Wrong date format if datenumber is loaded after datetime

The date format is wrong when datetime and datenumber are used at the same time, datenumber being loaded after datetime. As can be tested with the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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\datetime don't work in \index

I'm building a complex index of dates & I'm using a lot of home commands. All is ok except using \datetime commands with argument for exemple ...
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Time passed from a specific date

I would like to put in my resume N years experience in Java where N would be generated based on the date provided in the LaTeX file. Preferably in rounded years, i.e. If the beginning date was ...
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How remove title page's set date

how to delete the surrounded date without deleting the footer's date? I've tried \date{}, but this would remove the footer's date too.
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How can I get a date object in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I want a date object I can just sprinkle throughout my document at any moment. For example, I might type "Today (\date) happens to be quite nice."
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Determine last day of given month

I want to determine how many days there are in a particular month. Using the datenumber package, I thought I could simply set the date to the 1st of the next month and then back up one day would be ...
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Printing full date in bibliography (BibLaTeX)

How can I get biblatex to print the full date in the references? I could have sworn it used to do this all by itself and I've got some old files where I've managed this, but I can't see anything in ...
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datetime (fmtcount) problem with \ordinalnum

I'm using \ordinalnum with datetime package (the same with fmtcount package), but in french, the height & the size of the superscript using \ordinalnum are different from those of (for exemple) ...
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Add (n) working days to a specific date

My g-brief will contain something like "I have noted a deadline for your answer of ten working days until...". Is there a package or way to add n working-days (ie. mon-fri, let's not over complicate ...
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Omitting date when exporting from org-mode

How can I omit the date from being displayed when exporting to LaTeX from emacs org-mode? This (within the .org file) works to omit the date when exporting to ascii: #+OPTIONS: timestamp nil But ...
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LaTeX \usepackage{datetime} and \usepackage{scrtime} are off by an hour

I want to print the current time in my LaTeX file but both \usepackage{datetime} and \usepackage{scrtime} show the wrong time. Can I correct to a different time zone? Adjust for daylight savings? I ...
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How to use \date{\today} without using \maketitle?

I am making my own title page. I'd like Latex to display the date automatically using \date{\today} but this does not work, since I am not doing \maketitle So instead of setting the date manually ...
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Alternative text for Javascript (form) boxes for viewers that don't support Javascript?

I am using the tdclock package to display the current date and time. In looks pretty good in acrobat, but in other viewers (like Evince) it looks terrible because they don't support Javascripts and ...
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Lost my title page, author and date

I remember when I did type in LaTex before it would give me a front page to the document which said Title and a date.. Now it just begins right from the document body itself. No Author, No date, No ...
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Make an index of historical time periods

I'm writing my thesis & I want to make an index with centuries, years, month, day, event & historical periods. So I try to build some commands, but unsatisfactory, I'm looking for your help. ...
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How to change date format to German?

I use the \today comment, then it produces den 26th February. However I want den 26ten Februar. How can I change that?
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Memoir class conflict with datetime

Hi I'm running into a warning when trying to call the datetime package within a document using the memoir class. MWE is: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{datetime} \begin{document} Hello World ...
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how to autoupdate date on beamer pdf

It is not uncommon (at least for me ) to compile pdf a day before. It is also not uncommon to use same pdf on some other day. So it would be handy if pdf produced displays the system date on which it ...
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Print current date without updating

I am trying to keep a journal-type file using TeX. I would like to create a template in which I need not manually enter the date each day. Example: January 26, 2014 Entry for the day here. January ...
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Save a time for later use

In the datetime package, we have the command \newdate which allows you to save a date for later use. In the same line, without thinking much, I tried to use: \newtime{examstart}{09}{00} and was ...
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The date doesn't appear properly in the \date{} command

Instead of using \today , I have used \date{} command to specify another date.But it doesn't appear , it generates some other output like "[3cm]" in the place of date.Here is the title page's code: ...
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Graph with date x-axis: How to show non-military time?

Sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pagestyle{empty} \usepgfplotslibrary{dateplot} \begin{document} % requires \usepgfplotslibrary{dateplot} ! ...
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how to get the current month in two languages?

from time to time, a current month value has to be updated. it is a din a4 page, which includes german and english text. at the end of the page, only the month and year (without a day) is given. ...
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Date format: YYYY-MM-DD

Currently I put the date in my document using: \date{\today} How do I display the date in the YYYY-MM-DD format?
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advdate and skip dates based on holidays

I am following up from the question here. My main purpose is to write a syllabus and schedule for a class that meets only on certain days of the week accounting for some holidays. In this question, I ...
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advancedate and ifthenelse in latex

I am trying to write a course syllabus for a class that meets only certain days of the week (M, W). I want to check the day of the class and advance it by 2 days or 5 days depending on the day. The ...
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Tick labels in pgfplots data time format

I tried to plot a data set containing seconds and milliseconds with pgfplots. I’ve found a solution for my task here (pgfplots data time format), which I changed a bit. This principally works very ...
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Biblatex urldate set to today

When writing a document I want the urldate (the date of visit) of online bibliographical entries set to the day of compilation. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...