We are producing legal documents based on Word templates written and formatted in Italian.
The date fields use the dd-MMM-yy format.
If we run a regular Word mailmerge (i.e. on the desktop), we see the dates formatted using Italian months e.g. 21st May would appear as 21-Mag-07.
The text is of course formatted as being Italian (for spell checking purposes) and I think this must be where Word is getting its localisation cue.
If we take the same mailmerge template and run it through ASPOSE, then the same date fields are formatted in English, e.g. 21-May-07.
I double checked the template and the text is still formatted as Italian, so I’m assuming that ASPOSE does not follow this setting when formatting dates.
It looks like we would have to workaround this by formatting localisation in our data, but since it is likely we will produce documentation for other European languages in future, it would be much more preferable that the document formatting drives this, so French templates would create French dates, German produce German, etc.
Hope this makes sense, and hope there is a solution!
Mark Hirst, ICS Solutions