LastSavedTime value is displayed in australia time zone value

I created document and set LastSaveTime and save the document

Document templateDocument = new Document(strTemplateFilePath);
templateDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties.LastSavedTime = DateTime.Now;
templateDocument.Save(streamDocument, SaveFormat.Docx);

But when I see the document property it displays wrong time as shown below
image.png (1.3 KB)

Please suggest


Maybe you should specify the culture info before running that code:

CultureInfo currentCulture = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;
Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = new CultureInfo("en-AU"); 

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Thanks for your reply
I applied the current culture, still it is not working.
Herewith I have attached the Console application, Input & Expected Document. (551.4 KB) (222.1 KB)


Can you please also list the steps that you used to verify that date time value is actually written in Australian time zone? How can we verify it on our end. Thanks for your cooperation.

In the document property the changed date is in Australian time zone(in Image.png)


We have logged your problem in our issue tracking system. Your ticket number is WORDSNET-18415. We will further look into the details of this problem and will keep you updated on the status of the linked issue.


Regarding WORDSNET-18415, we have completed the work on your issue and concluded to close this issue as ‘Not a Bug’. Please see the following analysis details:

The code below sets local time:

templateDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties.LastSavedTime = DateTime.Now;

However according to BuiltInDocumentProperties.LastSavedTime property, it must be time in UTC. So, with this code we see valid time in MS Word:

templateDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties.LastSavedTime = DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime();

Hope, this helps.

Thanks for you input. It is working now.