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MYOB depends on Windows for certain settings, for example the date format as well as the currency symbol.

To ensure that MYOB displays the format you need for your country, do the following:

  1. Go to Windows Control Panel
  2. In Windows 7, click on Clock, Language and Region
    Windows 7 – Control Panel
  3. Next click on the Change the date, time or number format
    Windows 7 – Region and Language
  4. In Windows 10 Control Panel, click on Change date, time or number formats
    windows 10 control panel
    Windows 10 – Control Panel
  5. In the Region screen, click on the Additional settings button at the bottom right.
    windows 7 regional settings windows 10 regional settings
    Windows 7 – Regional Settings Windows 10 – Regional Settings
  6. In the Customize Screen, select the Currency tab, then key in the letters or symbol of your home currency.
    You can put in your currency symbol here if you like, for example using ₱ for the Philippine Peso as shown in the second image below.

    windows currency symbol setting
    Windows Currency Settings
    windows currency setting philippine peso
    Windows Currency Settings – Philippine Peso Symbol
  7. Next, select the Date tab, and make changes to the way you wish to display your date in MYOB. In Malaysia, use “dd/MM/yyyy” to display 2 digit day and month and 4 digit year in that order.
    In countries like Philippines where dates are displayed with the month first, use “MM/dd/yyyy” instead.
    Type in the format directly into the Short date field if you do not see the one you need in the list.

    windows date format settings
    Windows Date Format Settings
  8. Finally, click Apply, then OK.

If you already have MYOB open while doing these settings, close it, then open again for the settings to take effect.


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