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I'm new to OO so this is hopefully a very easy fix!

I have modified the to do template by adding due date and completed date columns. I set the column format to Date type for both. Now when I try to enter a date in either of the columns, it always enters today's date.

Any insights would be appreciated.
Can you send us a screen capture of what you are entering before you press return, tab or enter? I just opened a new document with the To-Do template, added a Due column and a Completed column, and when I enter 8/31 for Due and press the tab key, it puts 8/31/09 in, just like one would expect.
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Ah, okay, you're using a different format than OO is expecting. If you pull up the Column Type inspector, you can edit the date format. I think if you select Custom Format... and enter "%m%d%y" it should accept those dates.
Thanks. That did it. I expected it to parse any appropriate string as the date and then format it according to the set parameters. It's working fine now.

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