{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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Omitting the date when using \maketitle

I'm using the \author and \title commands to produce a title with \maketitle. I also know that there is a \date command to specify the date of my work. However, if I omit \date, \maketitle will ...
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How can I typeset the date/time at compile time?

For printed drafts of my papers, I would like to add a timestamp on every page with the date/time when the document was last compiled. Is there any LaTeX command that produces the current date/time at ...
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How to implement a \tomorrow in latex

I was asked how to implement a \tomorrow macro in TeX/LaTeX. While I could come up with a reasonably good solution, working for one document class, I don't see how that could be achieved in a document ...
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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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Date format in LaTeX

I use UKenglish package. And the \date command produces the date like so: 10th October 2011. But I want just 10 October 2011; th should be omitted. How can this be done? I tried using datetime ...
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Is there a way to add a timer to a Beamer presentation?

I have seen presentations in Power Point which contain a timer. Can this be done in Beamer using a simple command, or maybe a package? If not a timer, is it possible to at least get a clock on your ...
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How to insert 4 digit year that shows up in \today?

Using the LaTeX command \today, I can insert the current date. Is there any way to insert the current year with a simple command? All I want is the simple 4 digit year that shows up in \today.
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Date calculations

I'm building a LaTeX document that helps me to formulate quotations for my customers. Since I decided to offer monthly recurring payments I'd like to have payment dates calculated automatically ...
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Referring to dates other than \today

Is there a package that allows one to work with dates in the following way: just as \date shows today's date, I would like to have a command that dates the document 7 days from today. Also, since I ...
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Day of the year

I'm using the day of the year a lot in my documents and I wonder if I can have LaTex calculating it for me? Example: 2013178 where 2013 is (surprise) the current year (which I know could be achieved ...
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Write date, time, and time zone

Background Looking to include the current date, time, and timezone within a PDF. Problem The datetime package does not provide a macro for the current timezone. Question How would you write a ...
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Automated age calculation

How can I calculate my age at compile-time in LaTeX? Something like: I'm \myage{day}{month}{year} years old. would be most awesome.
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Range of Dates (1999-01 — 2012-12)?

How to typeset range expressed with dash of two ISO8601 dates ? 2010-01--2012-03 or 2010-01---2012-03 or another option ?
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Disable month in biblatex bibliography?

Currently my bibliography items are printed like this: R. B. Griffiths, Nonanalytic Behavior Above the Critical Point in a Random Ising Ferromagnet, Physical Review Letters 23 (July 1969), pp. ...
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Handling different time zones

I'm looking for a way to handle date/times with different time zones. For example in svn-multi and filemod a date and time with a timezone is returned. I like to be able to compare times in different ...
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How to make time-dependent code?

I would like to create a command \ifafter{year}{month}{day}{yes}{no} so that if the current date is after year/month/day, the command would produce yes, and otherwise produce no. I came up with a ...
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What is the XeTeX equivalent of \pdfcreationdate?

I need the time to 1-second resolution. datetime uses \pdfcreationdate for this, but only under pdf(La)TeX. As a result under XeLaTeX, this: \usepackage{datetime} ... ...
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Having a LaTeX PDF display the date the document was printed, not compiled…

I have been looking around for quite some time trying to find a way for a PDF (created using XeTeX) to adjust the date accordingly by the date it was printed - not compiled. I am familiar with \date, ...
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UNIX timestamp (= seconds since 1/1/1970) in document?

I would like to include a so-called UNIX timestamp in my document. All technicalities aside, it's basically the number of seconds since 1/1/1970 0:00 UTC aka "the epoch". (At the time of me writing ...
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Is there a command to get the name of the current day of the week?

I'm currently using \date{\today} to put the current date at the top of my document. However, I would like the date to read "Friday, May 13, 2011" instead of just "May 13, 2011". Is there a command ...
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force \today to use EST

I'm using ShareLaTeX, which, for those who don't know, is a website that compiles LaTeX on a server. The issue is that when I type \today, it gives my the date of the server. So, for example, right ...
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How do I split a date?

I need to split a date (German format) and store its single elements in variables (to use it in TikZ-calendar). A German formatted date looks like 23.01.2012 (Day.Month.Year), so I could use the dots ...
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Macro for week number

Is there a macro or package to calculate the ISO week number or alternative can someone help me with one?
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Difference between two dates

Is there a macro that calculates the year and months from a given start date and the current date. So let's say I have 05/02/2010 (the start date), then it should do the following: Today - ...
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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 write date and time in footer

I am writing a report in which i need to write date and time in the footer. How do I write date and time in footer? like Jan 8, 2013 5:45 PM
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Query regarding usage of \date

Hi I am using Texmaker to create some documents. When I use \date{text} the text being any date, and then run the .tex file I don't see the date in the PDF file. It's just blank. Not sure why. Is ...
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\today month as text

I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry} \usepackage[ddmmyyyy]{datetime} \renewcommand{\dateseparator}{.} \begin{document} \today \end{document} Prints: How can I ...
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Possible ways to format a specific century in LaTeX?

I'm writing I little bit of history in my report and I wonder which are the possible ways to format a century in LaTeX (e.g XX century) and in typography which is the most used and accepted. This is ...
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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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Require a certain (or later) version of a package?

Is there a way to enforce that a certain version, or a later version, of a package is loaded when building the document? I've found that compiling a document on another platform, where the package ...
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Formatting dates “day month year” with biblatex

What is the correct way to have “day month year” formatting in biblatex? Given this document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,dateabbrev=false]{biblatex} ...
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Advancing \today by x days

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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Does \today use the system clock or take time off of a time server?

I would like to know whether \today gets time off of a time server or the system clock, and when. Does it get the time when compiling? Upon viewing the document created?
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Adding several labels (year/month) to a graph in pgfplots

I would like to add several labels to a plot in pgfplots: one label for the month and one for the year, just like in this graph: I tried to use the extra tick label, but I don't know how it is ...
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Time of the day or time period using the package siunitx

I would like to display the time of the day like 18h30 or 18h30m with siunitx. Is there a proper way to display time and time intervals? I have read some discussions on the Mailing-List, but it seems ...
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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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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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Getting rid of numbers

How would I get rid of the date, and the numbers 1 and 2? My latex code is below. I cant post images as Im a new user, sorry! \documentclass[10pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{Banana Cake} ...
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Date format in text and address block

In my generated letter I use \formatdate{\MDay}{\MMonth}{\MYear}. In header I specific \usepackage[nodayofweek,level]{datetime}. I have got then date like 10th May, 2012, but I would like only 10th ...
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Insert date set with \date command

I searched all morning to do this. I want to insert in my custom title page the date, author, title set with the following commands \date{The date} \author{Me \and Other} \title{the document title} ...
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How can I make a graph with irregular time/date intervals on the x-axis?

I have a data set that has values for a set of dates, but these dates don't have a regular interval (i.e. 1 Feb., 3 Feb., 15 Feb., 5 March) . So my question is: is there a package or other method to ...
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pgfplots data time format

I have this type of data set: Time State 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.729 4 22:54:14.919 1 22:54:14.919 1 22:54:15.128 5 I ...
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Getting origyear to work in biblatex

I have just switched from natbib to biblatex, because I wanted to add translator entries to my bibliography. I am now trying to get origyear to work. Before my entry was like this: ...
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Using calc and \year to get the years from a start date automatically in text?

I would like to say, "I have played piano for 23 years" -- but this document will have to be changed every year so I remember to make it 23, then 24, then 25. Is there a way to do something like: I ...
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Date of file creation

When I write my notes, (I actually use lyx but that does not matter) I like to add a header with the name of file and the date the file was compiled. This I do using fancyhdr package and ...
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Extract year from parameter containing date [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I split a date? Does anyone know how to extract year from date in parameter of own macro? Namely, \themacro#1{...} where #1 contain either date already in ...
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Is it possible to parse a date string in LaTeX to convert it to a different date format?

I’m using svn-multi to include the date of the most recent Subversion commit of my documents. However, the string has the format 2013-10-13 11:05:51 +0200 (Sun, 13 Oct 2013). Is it possible to convert ...
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Are the datetime package and the memoir class known to conflict?

Using the \formatdate macro from the datetime package within a \date definition seems to break when using the memoir class. Is this just something strange that I'm doing because it seems reasonable. ...
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Changing The Date Location On A Letter

I'm using the document class scrlttr2 to make a cover letter, but since it's a business letter the date needs to be left-justified and above the address. By using the work-around here I was able to ...